Thousands of Rangers fans ‘stranded’ in Dundee as match is called off

Thousands of Rangers fans ‘stranded’ in Dundee as match is called off
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Rangers fans look on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers are today understandably outraged by events in Dundee, where this afternoon’s scheduled Dundee Rangers fixture has been called off with one hour to go before kick off.

This diabolical state of affairs has led to a scandalous nightmare for hundreds/thousands of travelling Rangers fans who were in Dundee after the lengthy trip north and now have to just find a way to get home, having seen no match.

Add to this the fact the match was to be live on Sky Sports as a showpiece of Scottish football and it only adds to the reasons the English are incredibly snobbish towards football north of the border.

It is an absolute shambles.

For Dundee to fail to notify anyone that there might be a problem last night, to fail to heed weather warnings, and announce last minute this morning that there would be a pitch inspection is among the worst conduct we have seen from a Scottish Premiership club in some time.

Rangers certainly aren’t happy:

“RANGERS FC, on behalf of our supporters, are extremely disappointed and angered with the late call-off of today’s match with Dundee FC.

The first-team have prepared as normal for the match, and it was not until this morning that any concerns over the playing surface were raised.

It is not understood why the home club did not raise those concerns in a more timely manner, given the reoccurring issues they have had with their playing surface at earlier points in the season.

The Rangers team and thousands of our supporters had already arrived at the stadium by the time a decision was reached.

This is the only match in the entire UK senior leagues to be postponed this weekend, and given it was to be shown on Sky Sports nationwide, reflects poorly on our game.”

In short, this is dreadful, it’s inexcusable and unforgivable.

Not the postponement itself, there may actually be benefits to Rangers which we’ll look at later, but the handling of it and the complete lack of respect shown to our club, our fans, the watching audience and football in general.

Raging? You bet Rangers are.

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