Rangers have become the first Scottish club to be ordered by Uefa to close a section of their stadium as punishment for offensive chanting by its fans.
Football’s governing body in Europe took the action in response to sectarian singing during a Europa League qualifying match last month against St Joseph’s of Gibraltar.
Celtic and Rangers have both been given fines for crowd issues but until now the threat of a tougher sanction, such as partial or full ground closure, had not been applied.
Uefa ordered Celtic to play a game behind closed doors in 1985 because of trouble against Rapid Vienna in 1984.
Yesterday Rangers were sanctioned for the “racist behaviour” of fans and forced to close a section of Ibrox with at least…