Rangers charged by UEFA over late kick-off in Moscow

first_imgRangers have been hit with a disciplinary charge from UEFA over their Europa League match against Spartak Moscow last week.Both clubs have been cited for the match failing to kick-off exactly on time. The game kicked off two minutes later than the scheduled time.Television footage appears to show striker Alfredo Morelos late in joining his teammates in the tunnel before the game, with the match referee holding both teams from taking to the pitch until the full complement of players are present.UEFA operate a strict liability process over disciplinary issues, so Rangers will have to state their case to the governing body before the case if heard by their Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December. Spartak Moscow will face more serious charges in addition to the timekeeping issue. The Russian club have been cited for their fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects, with a further charge relating to blocked stairways inside the Otkritie Arena.last_img read more