Rangers fans have railed against First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after she unveiled plans for Scottish sports stadia when the full country moves to Level 0 of Covid-19.

Sturgeon announced the new rule changes which will see only 2000 supporters allowed into football stadiums as of the 19th of July.

This is a blanket rule which applies to all stadia, giving rise to criticism due to the fact the amount is not calculated proportionally.

The likes of Dumbarton or East Fife can have 2000 at a game even though their stadiums are considerably smaller than the likes of Ibrox and Celtic Park.

Whilst clubs can appeal for special dispensation – as was awarded to Hampden at Euro 2020 – fans are still heavily critical of the approach.

“From Monday 19 of July all parts of Scotland not currently there will move to Level 0,” said Sturgeon [BBC Scotland].

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“However, this move will be made with certain modifications applied consistently across the country to ensure we’re not easing up faster than is sensible.

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Rangers fans are eager to return to Ibrox and have been left “confused” by the latest coming from Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

“There will still be limits on the size of events and stadia attendances but these will increase outdoors to 2,000 seated and 1,000 standing.

“Like now, organisers will be able to apply to stage larger events.”

Whilst fans might rail against these rules they might not have much longer to wait until there is a full house at Ibrox.

Scotland is set to remove most lockdown restrictions by August 9th, with national clinical director Jason Leitch previously claiming that stadiums could be full from this date [Daily Record].

But given the sizeable jump plenty of fans are sceptical as Rangers supporters railed against the latest guidelines which will see only 2000 fans in Ibrox for Flag Day on July 31st:


Meanwhile, Rangers fans have been branding Old Firm rivals Celtic “tinpot” for taking a jibe at the Ibrox club as part of their latest kit launch.

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