Rangers will be able to provide fans with ‘virtual’ season tickets to watch streams of games when the new season gets underway – but initial impressions of the plan have left fans far from happy at the idea.

Sky Sports and the SPFL confirmed that they would be selling a package to fans to allow them to watch “all home games” however many of the fans having already shelled out for season tickets to actually be at Ibrox for those games.

A general view of the stadium during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.

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Clubs have yet to confirm how they will operate the scheme and whether they will ‘reward’ those who have already bought a physical season ticket or if they will be expected to cough up again.

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With most, if not all, Rangers away games in the league broadcast live, the likelihood is that will continue into the new season as part of Sky’s exclusive five-year deal.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster called the plan an “innovative” solution as he hailed Sky for working with them, saying: “This is an innovative and pragmatic solution to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and I’m grateful for the flexibility shown by our clubs and by Sky Sports.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Neil Doncaster, the CEO of the Scottish Premier League, talks during the Leaders In Sport conference at Stamford Bridge on October 11, 2012 in London, England.

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“This agreement means that any liability for games not delivered during Season 2019/20 has now been settled, on terms that reflect Sky’s status as a committed partner and supporter of Scottish football.”


Fans were less than enthusiastic though and were quick to voice their feelings on Twitter:

Here are some of the comments from fans:


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