Journalist Mike Keegan has revealed that Glasgow Rangers will not face action by UEFA after playing the National Anthem before their game on Wednesday.
The Lowdown: Defying UEFA
It was reported that Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team would defy a ban set by UEFA to sing the National Anthem after the period of silence before their match against Napoli at Ibrox on Wednesday night, in memory of Her Majesty The Queen.
UEFA had turned down requests from British clubs to play the National Anthem before their European fixtures this week, but the Gers sung it anyway before they were beaten 3-0 by Napoli.
The Latest: No disciplinary hearings
Taking to Twitter on Thursday evening, Keegan has revealed that the Light Blues will not be subject to disciplinary hearings from UEFA, despite defying their ban of singing the National Anthem:
“I am told Rangers will not be subject to UEFA disciplinary hearings following the playing of the National Anthem at Ibrox last night.”
The Verdict: Right decision
The singing of the National Anthem would have done no harm to anyone in the stadium, and so it is the right decision by UEFA to let it go unpunished.
Should Rangers have hired van Bronckhorst?
It was a special occasion for the Teddy Bears supporters to pay their respects to the Queen following her passing, and would have given an uplift to the players as well as those watching the game in the ground.
Nonetheless, Rangers can now move on and look forward to their next fixture at home to Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
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