By Pranav Shahaney

15th Dec, 2021 | 12:23pm

Rangers release statement to stop fans from taking pictures with players

Rangers have announced that players and staff will not be allowed to stop and take pictures with the fans due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) along with the SFA have updated their guidance and Gers are compelled to comply with it.

While bringing this news to their fans, via their official website, they labelled the development as “disappointing”.

The statement read, “Due to updated guidance from the SFA and Scottish government, players and staff will be unable to stop with fans for photographs or signings prior to and after the game this evening.

“We understand that this is disappointing but it is important we continue to mitigate risks to ensure our players, staff and fans remain safe during the ongoing pandemic.

“Thank you for your unrivalled support to our club.”

Sigh

Rangers are a club that share such a close relationship with the fans, but they’re powerless in this situation.

We thought that the worst was behind us when fans returned to stadiums, but as it’s being proven, that is not the case.

Fans who enjoy greeting the players before and after games will now have to look at them from afar.

While this will not dampen the atmosphere at the Ibrox, it will certainly be disappointing for the younger demographic of the fanbase.

Most of them idolise the Gers players and could be cheered up merely by shaking their hands after the game.

Hopefully, this is a temporary solution and things get back to normal within a few weeks.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart has taken a swipe at the club despite their big win v Hearts