Rangers’ Europa League rivals Feyenoord have been ordered to shut a section of their stadium for this weekend’s league fixture with Den Haag.

The Dutch giants were punished after their supporters let off flares during a clash with rivals Ajax last season and were originally ordered to close an entire stand by the Dutch FA before appealing the decision.

The original punishment has now been overturned and Jaap Stam’s side will only now need to close one section of De Kuip.

Subscribe to Rangers News TV now

away fans with flags, banners and fireworks during the Dutch Eredivisie match between sc Heerenveen and Feyenoord Rotterdam at Abe Lenstra Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Heerenveen, The Netherlands

(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

A statement from Feyenoord said that the club is “satisfied” with the outcome after appealing because fans who had “nothing to do” with fireworks being let off were punished.

“We appealed because supporters who had nothing to do with the fireworks were getting punished for this,” the club said, as quoted by the Daily Record.


“We are satisfied with the outcome.”


Rangers start their Europa League group stage campaign against Feyenoord next week, with the Dutch side bringing 2600 fans to Glasgow – with a section of Ibrox ordered to be closed by UEFA.

This picture shows a general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Scottish League Cup match between Rangers and Inverness in Glasgow on September 16, 2014, ahead of the Scottish independence referendum on September 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/IAN MACNICOL

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)

Stam’s side currently sits ninth in the Eredivisie with six points from their opening four games and will be hoping for a win this weekend before travelling to Scotland.

Rangers, meanwhile, take on Livingston this weekend as they get back to action after the international break and look to get over the defeat by Celtic in their previous game.

Have something to tell us about this article?