Update emerges on Rangers v Napoli Champions League clash
Rangers are locked in talks with UEFA as well as Police Scotland ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Napoli.
As the United Kingdom has entered a period of mourning after the Queen’s passing, domestic football has taken a temporary halt.
However, plans are in place to go ahead with the game, but Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti admits he’s still in the dark about the scheduling of the game.
He said, via the Glasgow Times, “I don’t know anything, no communication (from UEFA).
“We stick to what we know and we go straight to be ready on Tuesday, otherwise we will just change. But for now we focus until this is put into practice.”
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It seems surprising that domestic football will stop but tournaments played in the same country will go ahead just because they’re continental.
Ideally, for the spirit of the nation, it would’ve been best for the games to continue and for fans to sing the national anthem before games.
If the game against Napoli goes ahead, we’re expecting something of that sort to take place at Ibrox and that will be a remarkable sight.
Hopefully, UEFA, Rangers and the police can arrive on the same page and sort out whatever last-minute formalities they need to in order to ensure that the game goes ahead.
This confusion is not helping anyone and Napoli will not like it if suddenly the game is called off despite all measures taken to ensure it goes ahead.
We’re hoping for a definitive answer one way or another by the weekend and it looks as of now, that the match will be taking place.