Rangers fans have reacted after UEFA released a video confirming that VAR will be in use at Ibrox for the Europa League Round of 32 fixture against Braga.

The official Rangers FC Twitter passed on the UEFA communication on Monday evening, getting fans talking about the impact it could have on Thursday’s game.

It’s the first time the system has been in use at the ground in any capacity, so Gers players and fans are very much stepping into the unknown.

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In an attempt to provide some clarity, UEFA’s video explains the four circumstances in which VAR checks can be utilised.

The referee can call on assistance only for decisions relating to goals, incidents in the penalty area, red cards, or in the case of mistaken identity.

Assistance will only be called upon in those instances if there’s a suggestion of a clear and obvious error with the original decision and the system will not be used in other circumstances.


VAR in some form has been in use across top European leagues for some time, and in the English Premier League since the beginning of this campaign.

VAR has caused controversy in England but will be in place when Rangers take on Braga. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

It’s not without its critics, especially south of the border. However, the majority of Bears appear to be at least partly positive about it’s use for this game.

Poor refereeing decisions have cost Rangers points and trophies this season, but with the assistance in place, there’s a hope that high-profile mistakes are more likely to be eliminated.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


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