Rangers have stepped up with a message to supporters about combatting Covid-19 following a plea from a Scottish Government official.
Jason Leitch, the health department’s National Clinical Director, sent a video message to clubs and players via the Scottish FA Twitter account on Tuesday morning, appealing for them to use their standing as role models and community hubs to put across government advice.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) March 24, 2020
Multiple Gers players including Allan McGregor, Alfredo Morelos and even the manager, Steven Gerrard, have taken part in the popular ‘StayAtHome Challenge’ on social media, urging people to stay safe during the current health crisis.
The club have also urged supporters to stay save via various official communications in recent weeks.
However, on Wednesday evening, they stepped up with a clear message on social media:
“Protect our NHS. Stay Home. Save Lives. Rangers will be Ready for your return.”
The caption was accompanied by a graphic of Ibrox, with ‘Thank You NHS’ superimposed over the seats.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 24, 2020
The message followed an update from Club 1872 on Tuesday afternoon, which asserted that Rangers had accepted their proposal to open the Albion Car Park for free use by NHS workers as well as the Police and armed forces.
This sort of message is likely exactly what government official, Leitch, was looking for.
Rangers put across the need to remain indoors for the foreseeable future and have since pinned the tweet, which has received over 5000 likes and over 1000 retweets.
Hopefully, that sort of engagement will encourage any who weren’t previously following government guidelines, to think again.