Steven Gerrard’s side were defeated by Czech side Slavia Prague but that was secondary to what happened towards the end of the match when Glen Kamara was alleged to have been racially abused.
The Finn was visibly upset when he was consoled by his manager.
On the field attention turns back to domestic matters this weekend with the return of the lower leagues and a full fixturecard across three days, starting with Alloa v Dundee this evening.
All of Friday’s Scottish football news:
Rangers star Glen Kamara accused Slavia Prague player Ondrej Kudela of racist comments at the end of the Europa League clash at Ibrox. The Finnish star was heard shouting “racist, racist” and was visibly upset when leaving the pitch with Steven Gerrard. (The Scotsman)
Slavia Prague countered Rangers and Kamara’s claims with a statement denying the racist abuse, accusing the midfielder of assaulting Kudela and complaining about “malicious play” from the home side. (The Scotsman)
Despite Rangers’ exit from the Europa League, the Scottish Premiership champions from season 2021/22 will enter the Champions League group stages as long as the previous year’s Champions League winners have already qualified through their league position. (Dale Johnson)
Talks have begun between Oostende and Celtic defender Jack Hendry. The centre-back has been on loan with the Belgian side and has impressed so much so that he has been recalled by the Scotland national team. As part of the loan deal there is a pre-agreed fee between the clubs with Oostende keen to make the switch permanent. (Daily Record)
Ex-Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has been backed to land a “big job" by Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United and Aberdeen great revealed he would be willing to provide a reference for McInnes if he needed one, stating he is a “top-class, experienced manager who still has the energy of youth”. (Daily Record)
Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas has joined Ayr United for the remainder of the campaign. The 22-year-old is out of contract at Ibrox at the end of the season. (The Scotsman)
Queen's Park have made quite the coup with the signing of Celtic midfielder Luca Connell. The Irish youth international was signed to a four-year deal at the cost of around £350,000 by Celtic. The League Two side have also added another Parkhead youngster in Ryan Mullen. (The Scotsman)
Jesse Marsch, who has been linked with the Celtic job, has revealed his work is "definitely not done" at Red Bull Salzburg. The American admitted it was an “honour” to be talked about as a candidate to take the Parkhead position but has now said it is “not necessary" to take the next step. (Scottish Sun)
David Moyes would be tempted by the Celtic job but a source at West Ham reckons he wants to stay at the Premier League club. Moyes has the Hammers in fifth place. The source said: “I think he would be tempted but I don’t think he would go.” (West Ham Way podcast)