Scottish side Rangers’ players of Nigerian descent Calvin Bassey and Adedapo Mebude have been named among the five players that breached coronavirus rules and are set to be sanctioned by the club.
Rangers boss Gerrard who confirmed this on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the behavior of the players hinting that the offenders will not go unpunished.
The entire club according to him felt let down by the action of the five players. Other players named Bongani Zungu, Nathan Patterson and Brian Kinnear.
The five players who are currently in isolation according to Covid-19 protocols will be fined aside from a yet to be disclosed internal disciplinary action.
Scottish police revealed that the players attended a “gathering at a property” in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday and had issued fines to 10 people.
The Scottish Premiership leaders issued a statement saying they were aware of an alleged incident and had launched an internal investigation.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Gerrard named the five players who had broken the rules.
“First and foremost we have to acknowledge that five of our players have been involved in a breach of Covid regulations which from the top of the club to the bottom we are all really disappointed in,” he said. “That will be dealt with internally.”
He said the players — Bongani Zungu, Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Dapo Mebude and Brian Kinnear — would be fined and were currently isolating in line with Covid-19 protocols.
Gerrard, whose team travel to face Antwerp in the first leg of their last-32 tie in the Europa League on Thursday, said he felt “personally let down” but wanted to focus on upcoming matches.
“We will certainly move forward from it,” said the Rangers boss, whose team are 18 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
“We are at a real critical stage in terms of the games coming up and where we are as a club.”
The incident comes three months after Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were handed suspensions for attending a house party. They are now both out on loan.