SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: RANGERS PULL OUT OF SUMMER TOUR AND OLD FIRM MATCH IN BOSTON

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: RANGERS PULL OUT OF SUMMER TOUR AND OLD FIRM MATCH IN BOSTON

Glasgow Rangers are pulling out of their July North American Tour and canceling a high profile Old-Firm contest planned for Fenway Park in Boston, according to Rangers chief executive Martin Bain.

“We have decided not to pursue that [match],” Bain told the BBC.

“Instead, there is the possibility of matches in Australia and an announcement on that will be made in the next couple of days.”

The unprecedented match against Celtic, in one of North America’s oldest and most revered Stadiums, would be the first Old Firm tie to ever take place outside of Scotland.

Fears of crowd trouble is said to be the reason for withdrawing from match and possibly the tour.  This thought process could only have been exacerbated by the article appearing in the Boston Globe a few weeks ago which was critical of Rangers fans, and listed incidents that associated with fans of the Scottish team when they play outside of Scotland.

Other matches that would be canceled if the Scottish Champions were to head down Under for their preseason tune-ups, would be the confirmed July 24th match with DC United at RFK Stadium as well as the the scheduled July meeting with Mexican giant Club America at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington TX. Needless to say, the rumored matches being negotiated for both New York and Miami against unknown opposition would also be scratched.

Watch this space for more details as they come.

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