Rangers duo handed seven-game bans over coronavirus breach

Rangers will now be without the players during a busy period for the club.

Rangers duo handed seven-game bans over coronavirus breach SNS Group

Rangers players George Edmundson and Jordan Jones have both been handed seven-game bans after breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

The Ibrox pair went to a house party in Glasgow after their side’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock on November 1.

Both were handed an immediate suspension by the club, but will now be forced to sit-out the next seven domestic games during what will be a hectic period of football.

Defender Edmundson, 23, and winger Jones, 26, will miss games against Aberdeen, Falkirk, Ross County, Dundee United, Motherwell, St Johnstone and Hibernian.

The SFA announced the decision on Thursday.

They have been suspended under disciplinary rule 77 which states that any player or staff member should act in the best interest of Scottish football at all times.

In a statement Rangers said they accept the outcome of the judicial panel, which “demonstrated the seriousness with which Covid protocol breaches will be dealt with.”

They added: “Football is in a privileged position and we recognise the responsibility that we all must uphold within the national sport.”

Both players issued apologies for breaching restrictions.

Edmundson said: “I apologise unreservedly to the Rangers fans for my actions. I have assured the Manager, club and my team mates that these actions won’t be repeated, and I have learned from my mistake.”

Jones added: “I acknowledge that my actions have fallen well short of the standard expected at Rangers Football Club. I am sorry to the fans, the club and my team mates for causing this situation, it won’t happen again.”

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