House party despite Corona: Rangers quintet blocked for four games

New corona violations are causing trouble in Scottish football. Because of the participation in a forbidden house party five players of the new champions Glasgow Rangers were banned by the national association SFA for four games, game bans for two further games were suspended until the end of the season on probation.

In recent months, after several scandals, a public debate about how professional football should deal with the corona virus has flared up in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon took the lead among football critics. “Make sure that your house is in order,” demanded the head of government.

Your displeasure was no coincidence. At the beginning of the season, the Rangers had to suspend two players for two weeks because of a private party. Thousands of fans gathered in front of the Ibrox Stadium at the beginning of March, contrary to the current Corona regulations, about winning the 55th championship for team manager Steven Gerrard’s club.

City rivals Celtic Glasgow came under fire in January with a controversial training camp in Dubai and obvious disregard for the Corona rules. 13 players had to be quarantined after returning home due to a corona case.

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