A huge development has emerged regarding Rangers and the Ibrox giants’ participation in a tournament in November…
What’s the latest?
According to Rangers Review, the Sydney Super Cup is increasingly unlikely to go ahead as planned in Australia later this year.
Gio van Bronckhorst’s side are currently set to face off against their arch-rivals in an Old Firm clash in the tournament as part of a friendly competition, but it now appears as though that may not be the case for much longer as this report casts doubt over the state of play.
Should Rangers play in the tournament?
This update will surely provide a big lift to the mood of the Rangers faithful this week, as some supporters have been protesting against their team’s involvement in the tournament.
There was chaos at Dundee last weekend as protests went on throughout the match in the away end. Many Gers fans made their feelings towards the competition clear as they engaged in chants and covered the goal in toilet paper at the start of both halves. They also chucked tennis balls onto the pitch as the referee was forced to delay the match three times throughout the afternoon.
Plenty of fans are seemingly unhappy with the idea of facing Celtic in the format of a friendly, believing that the Old Firm should never be classed as such, and that is one of the reasons behind their protestations. However, it is impossible to know every single reason why fans may be opposed to it without asking each one of them, but another reason may be the timing.
The tournament is currently on course to go ahead in November, which is around the same time as the 2022 World Cup and midway through the 2022/23 campaign. It would mean long flights and a greater possibility for players to pick up injuries before the end of the World Cup and the resumption of the Premiership, which could negatively impact the club’s chances of winning major silverware if they end up becoming fatigued or incurring knocks to key players.
Therefore, those supporters will now be buzzing to learn that the tournament is unlikely to go ahead. They will now be hoping that the reports are accurate and that an official confirmation is on the way to put their minds at ease, knowing that their club will not be partaking in the tournament which has been the subject of vehement opposition from much of the Rangers fan base.
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