Rangers official partners Hamburger SV have offered a classy gesture to the FC Erzgebirge Aue fans following the announcement that the Bundesliga 2 tie was to be postponed following a Covid outbreak in the HSV squad.
The match was due to be played on Saturday afternoon in what is fast becoming a frantic finish to the league season. Hamburg currently sits seven points off the top spot in the fifth position, with all to play for in the last quarter of the season.
The side is also through to the semi-finals of the German Cup, where they will play Freiburg for a place in the final.
Rangers partner club Hamburg offers a classy gesture to away fans after match is postponed due to Covid
Following the announcement of the postponement, Hamburger offered the away fans a chance to experience a free trip to the museum and a guided tour of the stadium if they presented their match ticket.
This is a wonderful gesture and proves why German football is constantly setting the standard when it comes to fan experience. It means the away fans can still have a day at the stadium, taking in the historic achievements of Hamburger.
The friendship between Rangers and Hamburg goes way back to the 1970s, with the club confirming last year that it had now become official with the two sides entering into a wide-ranging partnership.
The German side recently praised Rangers on Twitter following both teams winning 5-0 in the league and there is often consistent praise that goes back and forth between the two.
This gesture from Hamburg isn’t the first and it certainly won’t be the last, let’s hope a date for the fixture can be arranged swiftly and the side achieves promotion to the Bundesliga.