No rest for the wicked, should Rangers receive same punishment as Celtic after COVID breach?

SCOTTISH football was rocked on Monday when two Rangers players were suspended from the club after breaching club protocols and also new national regulations by attending a house party. Celtic were harshly punished when Bolingoli took an overnight trip to Spain, which resulted in two clashes being postponed.

Now, there have been renewed calls for Rangers to be punished in the same manner with their weekend fixture against Hamilton being postponed to reflect punishments dished out to Celtic, Aberdeen, Killie and St Mirren.

However, at this stage in the season with games coming thick and fast, there is an argument that no action could benefit Celtic in the pursuit of ten consecutive titles in a row. Sporting integrity, something that Rangers supporters are familiar with,

Rangers face a packed schedule, like Celtic but could very well benefit from a weekend off at this stage in the season, shortly before the International break that would potentially give them the chance to refresh for what is going to be a brutal run up until the New Year.

Hamilton are the visitors to Ibrox at the weekend but should the precedent set by Scottish football when dealing with potential exposures take place then the game should not go ahead. This game being rescheduled would allow Celtic to claw back some of the points that Rangers have over Celtic but also put the fixture versus Brian Rice’s side into a congested part of the calendar.

Celtic were heavily punished after Bolingoli’s action with the player being vilified in the press and by Government officials. However, Rangers have since been commended for their response despite two of their players blatantly flouting the rules put in place.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He plans to be at every game until we get to the Ten ourselves. He's in his Honours Year studying Law and plans to specialise in Sports Law when he graduates. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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