Rangers’ announcement yesterday confirming Covid passports are now in play at Ibrox for entry to home matches has certainly attracted a colourful response.
Naturally this is government policy, and not Rangers’ own choice per se, but nevertheless it’s now been introduced and fans are extremely divided over it.
On one hand there’s those with no issue with it, who have been double-jabbed and will have a passport for entry, job done.
But on the other there are two groups against it:
One, who has been double-jabbed but still wants freedom to go anywhere without being restricted by documentation proving their ‘credentials’.
And two, who hasn’t been jabbed, doesn’t want to be jabbed and will now be effectively barred from Ibrox,
We’re not taking sides – we’ve been approached by a group petitioning against this passport at Ibrox, and we’ve been gauging feeling on it too.
It’s extremely divisive, and according to certain government documentation, it isn’t even 100% necessary based on certain circumstances, such as if you’ve lost your passport etc.
There are also claims stewards will be calling in sick just to avoid the hassle of thousands of angry fans at the turnstiles this weekend, and we don’t blame them really.
This isn’t really anyone’s fault, albeit a few have accused the club of getting into bed with the SNP which even we’d have to say is a pretty ludicrous accusation, so it’s obvious what a sensitive point this is for many.
End of the day, the club has made the call to bring in passports, and petitions or no petitions, it’s unlikely to be reversed.
Yes, we’re very on the fence over this one…