Glasgow Rangers fans have been handed yet another crowd restriction punishment by UEFA.
After last weeks game against Legia Warsaw heard the Rangers fans once again chanting sectarian songs and chants. UEFA have stepped in once again.
It was only last month, that Steven Gerrard’s team were punished for the same offense.
Against St Josephs, in an earlier Europa Lague qualifier the fans could be heard singing similar vulgarities.
UEFA deemed it unacceptable. The Gers were punished, and in last nights second leg against Legia, they had a 3000 seat section of their stadium Ibrox closed.
After the offense was repeated last week in Poland, Rangers has now been ordered to close a 3,000-seat section for their first Europa League group game .
In a statement, UEFA said:
“The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to order a partial closure of the Rangers FC stadium during the next one (1) UEFA competition match in which Rangers FC will play as the host club, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.”
“Rangers FC shall inform UEFA of the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 3,000 seats.”
“The Scottish club is ordered to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it.”
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 28, 2019
Glasgow Rangers chairman Dave King stated, on the clubs official website rangers.co.uk:
“Rangers is a club open to all and we will continue to convey this message at every opportunity through our Everyone Anyone initiative.”
“Rangers has players and supporters from many religions, cultures, and backgrounds but we are one and the same when we gather to support our club.”
“If any supporter cannot accept that then Rangers is not the club for them.”