Bassey and Zungu shock as Rangers reel

Bassey and Zungu shock as Rangers reel
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Bongani Zungu of Rangers looks on during the warm up prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The earth-shattering confirmation that Rangers players Bongani Zungu, Calvin Bassey and Nathan Patterson breached Covid regulations (along with Kinnear and Mebude) has colossal implications on a number of levels, and that this has broken on the eve of Rangers’ trip to Belgium really could have been better timing.

We will cover the fallout of this story in due course, but one thing we have to say we are genuinely relieved by:

It was Zungu and Bassey.

Patterson has a bright future we hope, but Zungu and Bassey have been among the worst signings of the Steven Gerrard era, and to this day we have no idea why he signed them.

Don’t get us wrong, we did justify the Zungu one with the stats of his performances for Amiens, but after that failed medical and the left field nature of signing a rather random South African, it’s been a thoroughly honking acquisition reminiscent of the old loan signing days.

As for Bassey, another rank garbage addition – Stevie told us all we’d be surprised how good this player was, but even our manager gets things wrong now and then.

And now these guys are in isolation along with the other two.

It’s a sad and ugly day, and we appreciate the support you’ve given us after we made that statement over our original coverage of this story, for which we were abused.

But these guys have let everyone down and there’s going to be a lot of recriminations.

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  1. I agree they have got to go. They think they are above the law.we do not accept any excuse the give. We are all in the same boat.

  2. Wrong is wrong and the punishment shouldn’t be determined by how good the player is. They all made a huge and potentially serious mistake risking 55 and they all deserve the same punishment. That should be fined to the maximum, suspended until the end of the season then directed to the exit in the summer.
    The only consideration towards ability would be whether we can get any money for them. Why should the club lose out on their potential because of their stupidity. Zungu was never going to be kept on. He just hasn’t done enough to justify a free never mind the £2-3m fee that has been quoted. I don’t agree with you regards Bassey. Sure he had a stinker in his last start at St Mirren but he had shown some promise up to them and is still young enough to develop. There may be a chance of a small fee with perhaps a large sell on clause. Patterson has real potential but due to his inexperience the best we could hope for is a small fee and large sell on clause.

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