Rangers fans have hit back at Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over her comments about the alleged breach of COVID-19 protocol by some Gers players.
As reported by The Athletic, “at least four Rangers players are the subject of an internal investigation” after it was alleged they attended a party which broke national COVID rules.
Calvin Bassey and Nathan Patterson are the only two players mentioned in Jordan Campbell’s report.
Sturgeon has since responded to the news and Clyde SSB shared some of her quoted on their official Twitter account on Monday.
She said: “It’s really unfair to the vast majority of people in the country that don’t have the privileges that elite sports people have right now.”
She’s right. Footballers are allowed to get on with their jobs as normal as normal is at the moment. They still get to travel around, get out the house, see different parts of the country and the continent, be with their team-mates and so on.
We cannot condone any of the four players for what they have alleged to have done. It simply isn’t right.
Rangers fans are for some reason hitting back at Sturgeon for her response.
Some are unhappy that she’s commenting when nothing has been made official but Rangers have already confirmed they are investigating and the SNP leader does say: “I’ve not been given all the details of the Rangers incident yet, no doubt that will happen when the details are clearer – I know the club are investigating.” It’s not as though she’s completely tearing into the club or the players.
Still, some fans don’t want to hear a bad word said about their clubs and here is a selection of their tweets:
"may lead to the general public also choosing not to follow the rules."
So there's not parties going on every weekend, that everyone at that party was a footballer n no members of public attended?
Get a grip, folk flout the rules everyday. They're fed up after almost a year.
— 🐺Angelus🐺 (@AngelusB4) February 15, 2021
I am all for the lock down but the thing is these players have done this off their own back Rangers can't watch them 24/7 post guards at their doors. They are stupid and irresponsible but it was on their day off, the club had nothing to do with this and will deal with it 1/2
— Eddiebear (@Eddiebe88919012) February 15, 2021
Seems to be, the best fans in the world went out wrecking cars as their players sat in the sun, no punishment dished out
— Stephen Harper (@Stevieboy02) February 15, 2021
Of course players shouldn't be going to parties but am I missing some other privileges that footballers have that I don't, genuine question 2/2
— PR (@PR__92) February 15, 2021
Do one Nicola, politics do not belong in football, just concentrate on your own job and leave the football to the professionals
— Fuzzy bear (@Fuzzybe48264544) February 16, 2021
Why is she saying this when nothing has been made official yet?
— Niall Jordan (@Niall1873) February 16, 2021
In other Rangers news, this high-profile journalist has laid into Stewart Robertson on Twitter over “sheer cowardice”.