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Gerrard Says Rangers Winger Will Never Play For Club Again After Ballymena Incident

Gerrard Says Rangers Winger Will Never Play For Club Again After Ballymena Incident

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said winger Eros Grezda will not play for the club again after an incident during Wednesday's Tunnock’s Cup clash with Antrim side Ballymena.

Grezda clashed with defender Andrew Burns and allegedly spat on the player during the game. Several Rangers players did visit opposition manager David Jeffrey to apologise afterwards and speaking to the media, Gerrard has said the player will no longer represent the club.

Grezda has been told face-to-face what his situation is. He’s been advised to find a different challenge for himself and his representation is aware of that.

We’re trying to be respectful and give him game time to keep his fitness levels up as there are still a few markets and windows open around the world that might suit him.

He was a £1.5million signing but Gerrard said the club has a zero-tolerance policy.

"If you behave in that manner you won’t represent this club any level. No one behaves like that and wears the Rangers shirt so there will be a disciplinary situation.

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"I’ve had some witness version of it so I’m aware of what’s gone on. We will deal with it internally but it’s something I’m not happy with at all.

"There is no place for it on a football pitch, if he’s guilty of it."

For Ballymena's part, Jeffrey said he knows “Rangers people were embarrassed by what happened and felt let down." To them, the matter is over.

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