Rangers’ Champions League clash against Napoli postponed due to ‘severe limitations on police’ after The Queen’s death

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RANGERS’ Champions League clash with Napoli has been postponed due to “severe limitations on police” following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Glasgow side had been due to face the Italians at Ibrox on Tuesday night.

Rangers’ Champions League clash has been moved back 24 hours

But amid the mourning period following The Queen’s passing aged 96, the match has been moved back 24 hours to Wednesday.

The game will now have no away supporters, with Rangers fans also not allowed to attend the return fixture in Naples.

A club statement read: “Rangers can today confirm the upcoming Uefa Champions League match with SSC Napoli at Ibrox has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 14 September at 8pm.

“This is due to the severe limitations on policing resources and organisational challenges related to the ongoing events surrounding the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Rangers, of course, recognise this switch in date will inconvenience a number of our loyal supporters, and refunds will be available to those unable to attend the match.

“Additionally, no away supporters will be present at the match, allowing the club to make additional tickets available to MyGers members as a priority.

“Uefa have also confirmed that as a matter of sporting integrity, no Rangers fans will be permitted to attend the return fixture in Naples.”

Her Majesty’s coffin is today being taken on a six-hour procession through Scotland.

After beginning at her beloved Balmoral, its route takes it through Aberdeen and Dundee before heading down to Edinburgh.

The Queen will remain in Scotland until Tuesday, when she will be flown back to England and met by a guard of honour at Buckingham Palace.

Rangers’ weekend clash at Aberdeen was postponed as British football came to a standstill as it mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Their clash with Napoli is set to be their first Champions League group stage match at Ibrox in 12 years.

The Gers lost 1-0 to Manchester United in November 2010 to a late Wayne Rooney penalty last time around.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side lost 4-0 at Ajax on matchday one in Amsterdam last week.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side will be back in action on Wednesday night
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