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Ongoing issues with UEFA (two sanctions and counting)


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RANGERS has today informed UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body that the Club will not be requesting tickets for its next European away match.

The Club now faces an additional UEFA charge of racist behaviour for sectarian singing during the first leg of our Europa League play–off tie against Legia Warsaw last Thursday evening. We are liaising with UEFA in relation to this second charge.

The first charge came after the match against St Joseph’s at Ibrox on Thursday, July 18. A consequence of sectarian singing from section BF1 of the ground that evening is that UEFA ordered a partial closure of our stadium for tomorrow night’s crucial game. Those fans responsible for this partial closure of Ibrox Stadium need to understand that they are damaging our Club. If there is a further incidence at tomorrow night’s match this could lead to a ground closure.

The same applies to those who indulged in sectarian singing in Warsaw last week and that is why we have taken the decision to make UEFA aware that we will decline tickets for our next away match even though this means that, once again, the many must suffer because of the few.

This kind of behaviour has no place at Ibrox, or anywhere else where our many teams appear. Offenders must please stop. You are endangering your Club which has recently launched its Everyone Anyone project aimed at welcoming all to Ibrox. Those who wish to sing offensive songs must realise by now that they are insulting Rangers players, staff, and fellow fans. There is nothing clever, bold or even defiant in what this small number of supporters are doing.

By supporting Rangers in the correct way the rest of us must strive to protect our great Club. One way or another this offensive behaviour must end and it would be much more preferable if we stopped it ourselves, simply by behaving like true Rangers fans.

https://rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/uefa-charge

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Apart from the alleged BF1 problems!!! another that exists is the sale of tickets to non season ticket holders either directly or in respect of ST holders surrendering their seat if not attending

Whilst,like the main support most are well behaved as it is their only chance to get to a game.

However in a couple of the home cup games I have had many ticket purchasers sitting in my area who are very vocal and if encouraged would sing the banned songs.This could be a part of the problems for away games.

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55 minutes ago, ian1964 said:

The fans who continue to sing these songs are responsible for all this, they have to stop or we will get kicked out of European football and probably banned!.

I do however feel we are being targeted, how the hell could our fans be heard singing anything against Legia with the noise the home fans were making?.

F.A.R.E. will position someone right next to our fans.

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The correct response to being targeted isn’t defiance it is compliance. If the idiots stop singing these songs we are in a position of strength and no longer susceptible to fines and stadium closures. 

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52 minutes ago, MacK1950 said:

Apart from the alleged BF1 problems!!! another that exists is the sale of tickets to non season ticket holders either directly or in respect of ST holders surrendering their seat if not attending

Whilst,like the main support most are well behaved as it is their only chance to get to a game.

However in a couple of the home cup games I have had many ticket purchasers sitting in my area who are very vocal and if encouraged would sing the banned songs.This could be a part of the problems for away games.

I know the type that you mean.

 

They just appear out of nowhere on European nights and will sing anything.  I sit in MRE and these people stick out like a sore thumb.  It can be funny to listen to one try to start up the billy boys while the rest of the section are either sitting in stony silence or catching up on some sleep.  It's beyond a joke now though and if I encounter one tomorrow night, rather than laugh, I will just feel like telling him to shut up.

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Is there anyone left in our support who doesn’t think FARE are out to get Rangers? They are working to an agenda set by our enemies.

In 2012 there were individuals & organisations trying to close Rangers down. They haven’t gone away. Some of us need to realise that. 

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Too bad that next Sunday will be a home game for us. There will be a sea of microphones directed at our supporters no doubt. 

 

That said, and I agree with anyone saying that offensive songs need to stop, there need to be guidelines as to what is actually offensive, discriminatory or even sectarian ... AT ALL GROUNDS AND CLUBS. As is, we have puppet masters leading us by the nose as they see fit, while ignoring the vilest of chanting that emanates from the opposition`s stands. 

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4 minutes ago, RANGERRAB said:

Is there anyone left in our support who doesn’t think FARE are out to get Rangers?

Only a good handful of guys and girls, carefully selected or volunteering. If such reports happen by, names and loyalties need to be requested. Wouldn't be surprised to see some rather dubious choices ...

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