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GERS IN SWEAT OVER BANNED COVID PAIR

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JORDAN JONES and George Edmundson have both been suspended by Rangers for flouting Covid-19 regulations.

The pair have been ordered into 14-day quarantine by the Ibrox club who announced they have launched an investigation into the players’ “totally unacceptable” behaviour.

But Gers now face a sweat to see if the Scottish Government take action over the incident. Celtic had two Premiership games – against St Mirren in Paisley and Aberdeen at Parkhead – postponed after instructions from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon following their left-back Boli Bolingoli’s secret two-day trip to Spain in August.

The Belgian defender returned to Glasgow, trained at Lennoxtown and even made a cameo appearance in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park before his hush-hush journey was uncovered.

Bolingoli, who was severely dealt with by the Hoops, is now on loan in Turkey for the rest of the season and it is highly unlikely he will play again for the champions.

It has emerged Jones and Edmundson flouted Covid protocols by attending a “private gathering with others outside of their household” last night. They were fined by Police Scotland for their actions.

A club statement said: “Rangers have been made aware of an incident last night involving two of our players, Jordan Jones and George Edmundson.

“Both players breached Covid regulations by attending a private gathering with others outside of their household.

“We can confirm that both players will be suspended pending an internal investigation.

“On the instruction of Dr Mark Waller, the players will also self isolate for 14 days.”

Managing Director Stewart Robertson added: “The Chairman Douglas Park, Ross Wilson, Steven Gerrard and I discussed this matter as soon as it was brought to our attention.

“We are completely aligned in our action and the standards that are being set at Rangers.

“We will not tolerate behaviour that does not follow those standards and it is totally unacceptable for any of our players to be involved in anything that puts at risk the excellent protocols that have been put in place at Rangers.”

Neither Jones nor Edmundson was involved in the squad that travelled to Rugby Park yesterday where Rangers maintained their surge at the top of the Premiership with a 1-0 win thanks to a James Tavernier first-half penalty-kick.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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