Rangers and Celtic will pay tribute to Ron Gordon this weekend following the Hibs owner's tragic passing.

The American, 68, sadly died yesterday morning after receiving treatment for cancer for over a year.

The Glasgow giants will meet at Hampden on Sunday as they contest the Viaplay Cup final.

It has been confirmed that a minutes' applause will be held prior to the start of the game. 

The SPFL say both clubs were consulted on the matter. After those discussions, it was announced that both sides will mark the passing of Hibs' chairman.

SPFL chief operating officer Calum Beattie said: “The SPFL Board, our staff, and directors of both Rangers and Celtic were very keen to honour Ron’s memory following the news of his sudden passing.

"He was universally admired in the Scottish game and we are sure that both sets of fans will wish to play their part in honouring someone who had Scottish football’s very best interests at heart and who had played a key role in the development of the league in his time as a director."

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Hibs announced the sad passing of Gordon with an emotional statement on Tuesday afternoon.

The businessman had been in charge at the top of the Edinburgh club since 2019.

The Easter Road club paid a fitting tribute to their owner, as they asked that his family's privacy was respected.

Ben Kensell, chief executive of the club said in a statement: "Everyone at the club is deeply saddened at the news. Our thoughts are with Ron’s wife Kit, his sons Ian and Colin, and the rest of the Gordon family.

"Ron may have been our chairman and owner, but he was first and foremost a devoted family man with a close and loving family.

“We would ask that at this difficult time, the family’s privacy is respected as they mourn their loss.”

In an open letter to supporters earlier this month, Gordon revealed he had been receiving treatment for the disease. 

He said: "Some of you may have noticed that I have not been at Easter Road in some time. For most of this past year I have been receiving treatment for cancer. 

“It has been a difficult time for me and the family, but I’m blessed to have their love and support as we navigate through the challenge. 

“I imagine many of you will have gone through similar times in your own families.  We all stick together to get through these difficult times."