Rangers have announced plans to ban supporters who brought an offensive banner to Holland for the club’s match with Feyenoord.
A set of supporters were pictured holding up a considerably sized banner with an offensive term on the front of it as they travelled to the match in Rotterdam.
Given the increasing scrutiny over unacceptable behaviour at Ibrox, the image of the fans holding up the banner spread on social media.
Rangers supporters were hugely outspoken about how unacceptable the banner was, and the club deserves every credit for taking action.
Speaking out after the club was charged by UEFA for the use of “fireworks” against the Dutch outfit, a Rangers statement read [STV]:
“We are already in the process of banning two of the individuals for displaying an offensive banner en route to Rotterdam.
“And if we can identify those responsible for setting-off flares, their punishment will be the same.”
Rangers deserve massive credit for their approach to challenging issues of sectarianism and other forms of unacceptable behaviour at Ibrox.
The club launched the Everyone, Anyone diversity campaign earlier in the season and it has been well received by the club’s supporters.
This is the latest step by the club to challenge unacceptable behaviour with bans acting as deterrents.