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Rangers escape Uefa censure

A number of the club's supporters went on the rampage in Manchester last Wednesday following the Uefa Cup final, with the police being caught up in the violence.

Uefa's general secretary David Taylor has admitted that Europe's governing body were shocked by the actions of a minority of Scottish supporters, but will leave the situation to be handled by the relevant authorities.

"It was really disgraceful and something on a scale we've not seen for some time," Taylor said.

"Whatever the issues around it, there are absolutely no excuses for the sort of disorder that occurred.

"Thankfully it seems the authorities got on top of it pretty quickly and have expressed themselves satisfied that, on the whole, the vast majority of supporters were well behaved.

"But it was, of course, a very distasteful incident."

Taylor then went on to reveal that Rangers will face no sanctions over the incident.

"Our disciplinary rules relate to incidents in and around the stadium and Rangers, obviously, are giving their full co-operation to the authorities, banning any supporters found guilty of any incidents of disorder," he added.

"I think that's an obligation on the club."

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