Rangers fans have taken to social media after it emerged that South Africa international Bongani Zungu, who is currently on loan at Ibrox from Amiens, was one of five players caught up in a breach of Covid restrictions.

Speaking to RangersTV in an interview released via club channels on Wednesday afternoon, Steven Gerrard confirmed the players involved were Zungu, Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Dapo Mebude and Brian Kinnear.

All five have been suspended pending an internal investigation and the confirmation that contracted players broke regulations has prompted angry reactions from supporters.

At 28, Zungu is by far the oldest of those involved and many fans are convinced he won’t be seen in a Rangers shirt again.

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Rangers fans are convinced South Africa international Bongani Zungu’s time is up at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The club have an option to sign the Bafana Bafana star for a reported £2.7m from Amiens in the summer [Daily Record], but there’s no obligation to buy and a permanent deal was already looking unlikely prior to this revelation, given that he hasn’t managed to establish himself in the team.

Here’s a selection of reactions from supporters on Twitter:

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Zungu has made 15 appearances for Rangers since joining on the final day of the summer transfer window but has only played 432 minutes of football in Light Blue.

He has made just four starts, with only one of those coming in the Premiership, in the recent 1-1 draw at Hamilton.

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