Blackpool v Rangers canceled as Covid-19 outbreak leads to cancellation

The Rangers clash with Blackpool was called off after a Covid-19 outbreak.

Steven Gerrard’s men were due to head south with more than 4,000 supporters buying tickets for the game, but it has now been postponed.

Rangers have confirmed the matches have been called off, leaving them with just two more preseason games before the Premiership campaign begins in less than two weeks.

Blackpool has had an outbreak in the camp and it’s unclear whether it’s players or staff, but Ibrox’s team say it’s critical they stay safe.

They say it is a decision made by both clubs and insist it is the “sane” thing to do.

A Rangers statement said: “We are disappointed to report that our scheduled friendly against Blackpool on Wednesday 21 July has been called off.

“Due to a COVID-19 issue within the Blackpool camp, both clubs have decided it makes sense to cancel this match.

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“We recognize that this will be frustrating for both groups of fans, especially the 4,500 Rangers fans who have purchased tickets. Nonetheless, the current challenges presented by COVID-19 require pragmatic and difficult decisions. The health of our players and staff is imperative.

“We will notify fans in due course about ticket refunds. Fans will keep the MyGers points collected when purchasing tickets for this game.

“We advise fans not to travel to Blackpool now that the game has been called off.”

Rangers face Brighton and Real Madrid in a friendly this weekend at Ibrox.

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