Rangers-Napoli moved in Champions League over lack of safety workers after Queen's demise

Rangers‘ Champions League recreation in opposition to Napoli on Tuesday has been postponed by a day as a consequence of a scarcity of sufficient safety personnel following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, UEFA said on Sunday.

The queen died aged ninety six on Thursday, which led to a raft of postponements throughout fully different sports activities in Britain over the weekend, collectively with Premier League and English soccer League video games.

UEFA additionally said Napoli followers wouldn’t have the flexibility to attend the sport at Rangers’ Ibrox stadium, whereas Rangers supporters isn’t going to be allowed on the return recreation “as a matter of sporting equity.”

“[The game] has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 September at 21.00 CET [8pm BST, 3pm ET]. that is consequently of extreme limitations on police assets and organisational factors associated to the persevering with occasions,” UEFA said.

“Away followers isn’t going to be authorised on the video games, and as a matter of sporting equity, Rangers’ followers isn’t going to be authorised for the return leg in Naples.”

Britain’s nationwide Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said it was a singular state of affairs.

“Following the decisions of the Premier League and EFL to cancel this weekend’s matches, we’ll work with soccer golf equipment to try to be constructive that … fixtures can happen safely when balanced in opposition to the requirement to assist nationwide occasions and ship day after day policing,” a NPCC spokesperson said.

Rangers started their Champions League advertising and marketing campaign with a 4-zero defeat at Ajax whereas Napoli thrashed Liverpool 4-1 at house.

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