Fans in the Premier League will be allowed to return to games in reduced numbers from May 17 – and Rangers fans are hopeful it could lead to changes in Scotland allowing them to have an Ibrox title party.
The Light Blues are seven points away from the club’s first league crown in a decade and the confirmation [PLZ Soccer] that Premier League clubs with 40,000 seats will be allowed 10,000 fans and smaller ones allowed to be at 25% capacity could if replicated in Scotland, see as many as 12500 fans inside Ibrox before the end of the season.
The Premiership campaign is due to end in Scotland a day earlier than restrictions being lifted south of the border, but there is a slim chance that fans could get in – if the Scottish Government decides the risk is low enough.
Next month will mark the first anniversary of fans being locked out of Ibrox as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and it has been one helluva season for fans to miss.
Getting some supporters inside Ibrox – even if less than the 25% in England – would be a fantastic way to end the campaign and would also help give the wider public a small sense of returning to normality.
So far there is no suggestion that there will be a change to allow fans in for the final weekend of the season – but Gers fans on Twitter were keen to be optimistic as they dream of an Ibrox party come May.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter: