Rangers facing Uefa probe after return to Europe

Rangers fans before the alleged inclident. Picture: SNS
Rangers fans before the alleged inclident. Picture: SNS
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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, Rangers beat Luxembourg’s Progres Niederkorn 1-0 in the Europa League first qualifying round 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.