Rangers potential EL opponents face fan boycott over Covid restrictions
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Rangers Euro opponents face boycott by fans over Covid rules

Rangers’ potential Europa League opponents Willem II face a fan boycott over Covid-19 restriction ahead of the Dutch season getting started.

Fan groups Tilburg Tifosi, KS79, Hoekkie C and Amigos Dos Amigos have announced they won’t attend home games after Dutch officials ordered that there can be no singing or cheering at games, fans must be socially-distanced, and a maximum of 35% capacity is used in grounds.

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The Dutch side kick-off the season against Heerenveen a week today, with their first home game a week later against Heracles sandwiching their Europa League clash with Progres Niederkorn.

“The club understands the decision of these supporters, who cannot experience the match experience as they are used to due to the corona measures,” Willem II said in a statement on their official website.

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Rangers need to get past Lincoln Red Imps to set up a clash with the Dutch side and it looks as though the Dutch side’s supporters won’t be seeing their side in action any time soon.

If the two sides do meet, the Gers will travel to the Netherlands on September 24 for the clash with Adrie Koster’s side at Koning Willem II Stadion for a place in the Europa League playoff round.

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