Noel Whelan ripped into Jordan Jones and George Edmundson after the Rangers players broke Covid-19 regulations.
The former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted that Ger boss Steven Gerrard “will not have that in his camp”.
Jones and Edmundson flouted coronavirus restrictions by hosting a house party on Sunday night and club chiefs have subsequently suspended the pair pending investigation.
A statement from managing director Stewart Robertson insisted that the club would “not tolerate” the behaviour of the two players.
Neither player was named in squad that beat Kilmarnock 1-0 at Rugby Park on Sunday to move nine points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the incident, Whelan said:
“You cannot be doing that, not in this day and age. There is regulations there for the government and there is regulations there for the football club. You cannot do that and rightly so.
“Steven Gerrard will not have that in his camp, especially when things are going so well for Rangers on the pitch. He expects everyone to be professional on the field as well as off it.
“The pair of them have let the club down.”
A statement from Robertson read: “We (chairman Douglas Park, Ross Wilson and Steven Gerrard) are completely aligned in our action and the standards that are being set at Rangers.
“We will not tolerate behaviour that does not follow those standards and it is totally unacceptable for any of our players to be involved in anything that puts at risk the excellent protocols that have been put in place at Rangers.”
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