Four Premier League players have breached Covid-19 protocols at a leading English club in a situation which will be of particular interest to Rangers fans.

The Gers are currently appealing bans handed to five of their own first-team players for attending a house party in Glasgow’s west end during lockdown.

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James Maddison is amongast those involved in the Leicester Covid-19 breach with fears this could impact his England chances. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester City were forced to drop four first team players for the eventual 3-2 defeat to West Ham with James Maddison, Wes Morgan, Harvey Barnes and Hamza Choudhury involved [Athletic].

This was a pivotal game for Leicester in their hunt for a Champions League place with the Foxes still in 3rd but only two points ahead of Chelsea in 5th.

Leicester City have described the situation as “extremely disappointing” with “appropriate measures taken to prevent our team bubbles being compromised” [Telegraph].

 

Rangers fans will follow this situation closely in order to contrast the decision-making of both Leicester and the Premier League with that north of the border.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reiterated calls for consistency regarding SFA decision-making with the Gers adamant the punishment does not fit the crime in this instance.

“The reason is the obvious reason,” said Gerrard. “We think it’s harsh in terms of what happened on the night.”

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There have been complaints that the likes of Nathan Patterson will be available to face Celtic this weekend despite the Rangers youngster breaching Covid rules earlier in the season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The appeal date has now been set for Tuesday 20th of April with Rangers full-back Nathan Patterson freed up to play Celtic on the 17th amid an ongoing injury crisis at the club.

Rangers fans saluted Ibrox gaffer Steven Gerrard for swotting away complaints from Celtic manager John Kennedy over the situation ahead of the weekend’s matches.

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