Saturday 19 August 2017

Rangers could be sanctioned by UEFA after objects were allegedly thrown during Europa League qualifier

A Rangers fan flies a flag during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
A Rangers fan flies a flag during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

UEFA has confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Rangers after objects were allegedly thrown during their return to European football on Thursday.

After a six-year hiatus from continental competitions, the Light Blues secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn in the Europa League first qualifying round on Thursday at Ibrox.

However, the Glasgow club will now be the subject of a disciplinary case after UEFA revealed it was investigating the throwing of objects during the qualifying-round tie.

Rangers fan group Club 1872 released a statement claiming it had been informed Rangers were cited to the governing body because some supporters in the Broomloan Stand threw scrunched-up balls of paper onto the pitch.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will rule on the case this Friday.

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