Rangers Europa League opponents Feyenoord have been hit with a UEFA ban ahead of the two clubs meeting in Rotterdam next week.
The Dutch outfit has been handed a supporter ban and a £50k fine [Scottish Sun] for their supporter’s behaviour against Young Boys earlier in the group.
But whilst the ban will affect Feyenoord in this season’s Europa League competition, it won’t affect the club’s preparations for the match with Rangers.
UEFA have ordered Feyenoord not to sell tickets for the club’s away trip to Porto in their final match of the group.
Depending on results next week, the group may even go down to the final game and this will hand Feyenoord a considerable disadvantage.
Their notorious fans will still be present at de Kuip as Rangers look to earn a place in the last 32 of the competition.
A victory is enough for the Ibrox side but they’ll have to defeat former boss Dick Advocaat in order to do so.
The legendary Dutch manager has taken over at Feyenoord [Feyenoord] following the sacking of Jaap Stam, who was defeated 1-0 by Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox in the first game of the group.
Rangers fans are also well aware of the seriousness of being sanctioned with UEFA.
A section of Ibrox was closed for two matches and the club refused tickets for their own trip to Switzerland after UEFA charges for sectarian singing.
UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body found Feyenoord guilty of ‘misconduct of supporters consisting of, among other things, lighting fireworks, causing vandalism, causing disorder and throwing objects.’