Rangers warn fans they will be BANNED if they don’t behave at Celtic clash


RANGERS are set to hand out bans to fans who invade the pitch.

SunSport understands Ibrox chiefs plan to hammer supporters who enter the field of play after a spate of recent incidents.


Rangers have become frustrated with supporters invading the pitchCredit: Keith Campbell – The Sun Glasgow
The Ibrox men are set to take action over the incidents


The Ibrox men are set to take action over the incidents

The club have become frustrated at a number of flashpoints – including in Saturday’s legends game – with children going onto the park.

Groups of youngsters charged onto the field at the end as they looked to get strips and selfies with club legends including current gaffer Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Uefa hit the Light Blues with a £4,168 fine earlier this month after youngsters also made their way onto the park in the 2-2 draw with German giants Borussia Dortmund last month.

The club warned fans against going onto the pitch earlier this month, branding the behaviour ‘unacceptable’, with parents told they would face disciplinary action.

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The statement said: “Rangers would like to remind fans that entering the field of play at any time is unacceptable and forbidden.

“The club have now been informed by UEFA that they have opened disciplinary proceedings after Thursday’s game v Borussia Dortmund due to children entering the pitch area.

“We have a zero-tolerance approach to those invading the pitch. In particular, any parent found to assist their child in entering the pitch area will be subject to club disciplinary policy.

“Our players have been advised that they should not provide a shirt to any spectator entering the pitch area.”

Now with Sunday’s crunch Old Firm clash fast approaching, club chiefs are keen to have no repeat of recent pitch invasions.

We can reveal the champions will send out a message ahead of the visit of Ange Postecoglou’s side to reiterate that they won’t tolerate anyone going onto the playing surface.

With anyone defying the orders facing lengthy bans from entering the stadium.

Meanwhile, the club are keen to have a full house for the top of the table clash this weekend.

Rangers are currently three points behind their Old Firm rivals with seven games remaining.

Van Bronckhorst’s men are looking for revenge following a 3-0 defeat at Parkhead last month.

Since then the champions have lost just one of 13 matches, to Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, but still qualified for the last eight with a 4-2 aggregate win.

Home fans are being reminded to use the club’s seatsub facility if they are unable to attend Sunday’s clash, so other supporters can attend the match.

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