Rangers appeal against bans for players who broke Covid-19 rules

The Ibrox club have asked for the six-game bans to be reviewed.

Rangers appeal against bans for players who broke Covid-19 rules

Rangers have submitted appeals to the Scottish FA over the bans imposed on five players who broke Covid-19 regulations.

First-team trio Bongani Zungu, Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey, plus academy youngsters Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude, who is on loan at Queen of the South, were all charged with flouting lockdown regulations in February.

An independent disciplinary panel handed down six game bans for each player, with four games to be served immediately and two matches suspended.

Rangers have now filed an appeal that will see a new panel convened to consider the case. No date for the hearing has been set yet.

Rangers accepted seven-game bans handed to attacker Jordan Jones and defender George Edmundson by the SFA for Covid-19 related breaches last year.

The pair attended a party after their side’s 1-0 Scottish Premiership win against Kilmarnock on November 1 and subsequently Jones and Edmundson moved on loan to Sunderland and Derby County respectively.

Rangers, who won their first Scottish Premiership title in ten years at the weekend, have five league fixtures remaining, along with the Scottish Cup.