Ibrox fans are in a state of fear this morning as they wait for further details on the back of last night’s nervous company statement.
A day of Social Media speculation turned into reality when a Twitter statement was released followed by news of Police Scotland handing out 10 Fixed Penalties after breaking up an illegal gathering in Glasgow’s West End. Even the most gullible were capable of putting those jigsaw pieces together.
With the prospect of a first ever trophy a month away any disruption to the season would be a hammer blow to Steven Gerrard and his squad which has declared only one positive test result all season. With so many players on international duty it is remarkable that Filip Helander is the only player to be affected by the global pandemic.
The next step is the most interesting one, and eagerly awaited. Overnight the Scottish Government and football authorities will have been made aware of the events in the early hours of Administration Day.
Only the top two divisions in the SPFL are still in action, in August the First Minister warned about what would follow a yellow card.
The day after Scot Arfield celebrated his birthday Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were caught and fined for attending a house party that was against club rules, football rules and the law of the land.
In England the credibility of the Tory Government never survived whitewashing Dominic Cummings taking his family on a 400 mile round trip during Lockdown.
If no firm action is taking against a club and industry allowed special privileges and exemptions the message from the Scottish Government to the population will become much more difficult when one club and their employees seem to be above the laws of the land.
Rangers are aware of an alleged incident which is subject to an internal investigation. We will make no further comment. pic.twitter.com/XVRhHWzWpJ
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 14, 2021
The club are doing the right thing by doing an investigation before commenting or taking action.If it does come out that players have breached lockdown rules they should be fined and out the door.
— TrueBlue72????????? (@True_Blue_1872) February 14, 2021
Rumours of 5 different players.
— Sir Arthur Travers (@B0mberHarris) February 14, 2021
No way is this a case of young guys make mistakes!!! Gerrard made clear to team what was allowed and what was it. There is ZERO excuses if this is true.
— pop 15 (@Gazzacusgxo) February 14, 2021
Wha people must realise if they weren’t caught they would have trained 2morrow and put our full squad at risk if true they must go
— BILLY RG (@HARLEO9) February 14, 2021
No smoke without fire either.
— Graham????????? (@grahamrhino10) February 14, 2021
And that’s the truth.
— Rach (@rachlizziexx) February 14, 2021