UEFA won’t be taking any action over the racist chants that were heard at last week’s Europa League tie in Rotterdam.
The Daily Record and The Athletic both reported on familiar add-ons to Sweet Caroline as it was played over the tannoy but no action has been taken by UEFA despite two sanctions earlier in the competition which resulted in parts of Ibrox being closed down with #EQUALGAME banners across empty seats.
The Sun reports:
RANGERS have escaped a Uefa charge for sectarian chanting – meaning Ibrox WON’T be closed for the Euro showdown with Young Boys.
But the Glasgow giants have been hauled up by the governing body for “setting off fireworks” last week against Feyenoord.
Uefa confirmed that disciplinary proceedings had been opened against the Light Blues in an update on their website this evening.
Reports last week claimed that Gers fans in Feyenoord’s De Kuip stadium on Thursday sang the Neil Diamond song ‘Sweet Caroline’ with the add-on ‘F*** the Pope’.
The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell also reported that he had heard offensive songs coming from the away section.
He tweeted after the game: “If Ibrox is shut for the Young Boys game for a couple of the songs sung tonight then the fans who are guilty can have no complaints.
A draw next Thursday against Young Boys will take the Ibrox side into the last 32 of the competition with the knock out phase starting in February.