Rangers find out SPFL charge fate after player Covid breaches - report
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Rangers find out SPFL charge fate after player Covid breaches - report

Rangers won’t face an SPFL charge for two high-profile player breaches because the situation has not directly affected a football match.

That’s according to the Scottish Sun, who report that the situation is markedly different from other Covid breaches such as those involving Old Firm rivals Celtic or northeast rivals Aberdeen.

Rangers winger Jordan Jones, 27, has been dropped from the Northern Ireland squad after the breach. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Eight Aberdeen players breached Covid protocols when multiple households visited city centre bars and were caught in the middle of a city centre outbreak.

Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli also jetted off outside the country’s travel corridor before returning to the country, failing to self-isolate and even playing against Kilmarnock.

Both situations resulted in a spate of call-offs and both clubs were eventually fined £30k for the breaches which directly caused the postponement of Scottish Premiership matches.

The report does however claim that both Edmundson and Jones face an SFA charge for breaching rules set out to ensure that football can continue to be played amid the pandemic.

Rangers have been commended by the Scottish Government for their response to the Covid-19 breaches of George Edmundson and Jordan Jones.

The Ibrox duo attended a party in Glasgow’s west end which was at least 10 people strong and which was broken up by the police.

Rangers released a stinging statement in the aftermath of the incident with both players suspended pending an internal investigation.

Thankfully the two players have not been in contact with any other Rangers stars and as it stands this will not directly affect a match.

“The Chairman Douglas Park, Ross Wilson, Steven Gerrard and I discussed this matter as soon as it was brought to our attention,” said managing director Stewart Robertson.

“We are completely aligned in our action and the standards that are being set at Rangers.

George Edmundson, 23, has also jeopordised his promising Ibrox career with the idiotic decision. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“We will not tolerate behaviour that does not follow those standards and it is totally unacceptable for any of our players to be involved in anything that puts at risk the excellent protocols that have been put in place at Rangers.”

Rangers fans have also been tearing into the unruly pair who put the entire club’s season at jeopardy with their decision to break the Ibrox club’s strict Covid-19 secure bubble.