Gerrard blasts SFA for 'guessing' over Covid punishments as he lands Dubai dig
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Rangers boss slams Scottish FA for 'guessing' over Covid punishments

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has accused the Scottish FA of “guessing” with punishments meted out to players who breach Covid rules – as he landed a dig at Celtic over their Dubai jolly at the start of 2021.

With the row over the appeal lodged against bans issued to the so-called ‘Covid Five’ Gerrard fired back at the lack of consistency shown by the SFA with previous bans issued to players for similar breaches as well as them ignoring Celtic’s confirmed breaches during their jolly to the sunshine in January.

Gerrard didn’t hold back with his criticism of the SFA(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After hammering Jordan Jones and George Edmundson with seven-game bans following their own Covid breach, Gerrard was far from pleased with how the Hampden chiefs have handled this latest breach of the rules – pointing to the “really strong” punishments issued by the club.


“We were really strong with our punishments for the lads,” Gerrard said [Rangers TV]

“I don’t see any consistency with the outcome of the bans compared to previous situations, in Dubai social distancing rules were clearly broken & nothing was done. It seems as if the SFA are guessing with punishments.”

All five were banned for six games before the Gers appealed, with those set to be heard on April 20, by the Scottish FA’s appellate tribunal.

That frees Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey and Bongani Zungu to play in the upcoming games with Hibs, St. Johnstone and Celtic before they discover their fate.

Patterson has been an important figure for the Gers in recent weeks (Photo by Andrew Milligan – Pool/Getty Images)

Given the inconsistencies with the punishments handed out, it will be interesting to see the next steps the club take ahead of the Hampden hearing in eleven days.

Meanwhile, a Rangers loanee is finally in line to make his Premiership debut, six months after heading out of Ibrox.


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