Sources: Gerrard stance revealed as new Rangers probe details emerge
Steven Gerrard is furious after four Rangers players broke national Covid-19 rules by attending a party on Saturday night, Football Insider has been told.
This site exclusively broke the news at 7pm on Sunday that Rangers had launched an internal probe into the incident, which was confirmed by the club through a Twitter statement an hour later.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that manager Gerrard was “apoplectic” when learning on Sunday that a posse of players had been caught by police attending a social gathering at a flat in the west end of Glasgow.
Rangers are aware of an alleged incident which is subject to an internal investigation. We will make no further comment. pic.twitter.com/XVRhHWzWpJ
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 14, 2021
The manager and Rangers board are expected to come down hard on the players involved, just as they did with Jordan Jones and George Edmundson last November.
It means the futures of the four players involved could be up in the air at Ibrox.
The quartet attended the party, believed to be the home of one of the players, after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.
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Police were called to the scene, with ten fixed penalty notices handed out in line with government coronavirus guidelines.
During Sunday, senior Rangers officials including chairman Douglas Park were made aware of the incident and it was the talk of the first-team squad.
Embarrassingly for Rangers, it is the second such incident involving the club after Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were issued with fixed penalty fine in November for attending a house party, also after a win against Kilmarnock.
Rangers suspended the pair at the time, who were later handed seven game bans by the Scottish FA.
Winger Jones and defender Edmundson were then frozen out of the team by Steven Gerrard before being loaned out in January for the rest of the season.
Jones joined League One club Sunderland and Edmundson headed to Derby County in the Championship.
There have been other serious breaches of the rules in Scotland this season.
Celtic full-back Boli Bolingoli was banned for three matches, with a further two suspended, for travelling to Spain in August without notifying the club before returning to play against Kilmarnock without quarantining.
Similarly, eight members of the Aberdeen squad were given a suspended three-game suspension for breaching lockdown rules by visiting a bar.