Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch claims the actions of Rangers fans on Saturday could dent England’s chances of hosting Euro 2020.
Hundreds of Gers fan gathered around Ibrox on Saturday morning ahead of our clash against St Mirren.
With COVID rules still being enforced, this gathering shouldn’t have been allowed and Leitch has condemned Rangers fans.
National clinical director @jasonleitch tells BBC that @RangersFC fans are putting themselves and others at risk by illegally gathering. Says @UEFA will also be watching on re @EURO2020. Coming up on #ReportingScotland
— Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug) March 6, 2021
BBC reporter Chris McLaughlin tweeted what Leitch had to say after we dispatched St Mirren with a 3-0 win.
He said, “National clinical director Jason Leitch tells BBC that Rangers fans are putting themselves and others at risk by illegally gathering.
“Says UEFA will also be watching on regarding Euro 2020.”
With the pandemic raging on, there have been rumours that England could step in to host the entire delayed European Championships this summer.
Today’s events are a bad look for the club and we don’t condone the gathering of fans outside Ibrox considering the current climate.
We’re sure there will be punishments handed out to certain individuals who organised the gathering but the repercussions could clearly stretch further than just a few fines.
UEFA will be looking at the UK to determine if fans can behave themselves should they give England the entire Euro 2020 tournament.
Based on today’s showing, it looks hard to justify that fans will behave themselves when their nation is playing.
This is far from just a Rangers issue and we’re sure that fans of other clubs would do the same if they were in our position.
We’re also sure that UEFA won’t use one isolated incident to make a judgement on the location of their flagship tournament.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has hailed Steven Gerrard as a Rangers legend.