Rangers are still rattling from the UEFA enforced stand closure for the upcoming match with Legia Warsaw – and now the club has revealed which sections will be affected.

The Union Bears singing section in BF1 will be closed, as well as CD 6 & 7 way up in the Club Deck.

Closing the Union Bears section will have a clear and obvious impact on the stadium’s atmosphere, and makes Steven Gerrard’s pleas to have Ibrox “rocking” somewhat harder [RangersTV].

The Union Bears have been affected by the ground closure. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It is a punishment which has been coming for a long time, and despite remonstrations from angry supporters, it must be wake up call to fans.

The club’s reputation, future and success could well depend on how supporter’s deal with the issue of sectarianism going forward.

The club themselves cannot be clearer on their stance. From the launch of the Everyone, Anyone campaign to the stinging statement Ibrox chiefs released yesterday, the message is clear.

Rangers do not want sectarian singing in the stands at Ibrox – and not just because UEFA said so.

Now the club goes into what is their biggest match of the season carrying a disadvantage.

(Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)

The 47000 fans who’ll be in Ibrox now have a duty to raise the roof and carry the side through the tie.

And take major steps to rooting out sectarian singing in the process.

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