Of all the reasons they could have come up with to get angry at losing the biggest game in their ten year history, I genuinely never thought this could have been one of them.
If it was me, I would have asked questions about starting with no striker. Or subbing a striker on only to sub him back off when it came to penalties? Or why did Goldson not clear it for their equaliser? Or even why did the fans need to complete a Saving Private Ryan mission as Kent seemed to go missing against the Germans, especially at the penalties.
But no. The fans choose this most important aspect to get angry at.
Yep. They are raging at their own for leaving the stadium at the end. They are raging that their own fans, who had flights to catch, never had any water for over three hours in baking heat left the stadium at the end of the penalties.
Rangers Champions (needs to think about a name change here) put: “My only disappointment after tonight is that every Rangers fan should have stayed and applauded the team for there efforts when they went to collect there medals and the amazing run they have had.
“The bit looked empty as they went up.
“They made us dream.
“They made us proud.
Staunch as f***!! Right?
Of course it was but some of his fellow ‘bears’ were not happy:
For the last three or four weeks we have had to endure them, and certain media pundits and journalists, tell us that this *Rangers team, should they have won the Europa League, will have eclipsed the Lisbon Lions.
Yeah, I know.
Even uttering those words is unreal but that’s the thing with these fans.
The more the media feed them the more they believe that they are ‘the peepul’.
But what happens when it all goes wrong? What happens when this team, who are on the cusp of Scottish football history greatness, falls at the last hurdle?
This. And it is bloody brilliant:
Calls like that are the very epitome of self entitled.
The almost greatest Rangers captain ever is now not so great because they never won the final.
Forget all the hard work that went in to get them there. All gone. No one cares. Because they lost one game.
It is little wonder they are one of the most hated fan bases in Scotland.
You may remember my story yesterday on how Sutton destroyed Rangers twitter with his Seville tweet, well not only did he hook in Kevin Thomson, he also reeled in former Sun journalist and Scottish Sports writer of the Year (06-8 no less) Ian King.
I knew I remembered the name when I saw it and it was rather surprising to see it pop on Suttons tweet:
Clearly he is a deep state of hurt after watching his team go down in Seville, and if *Rangers are not his team he is doing a grand job of showing it:
And another surprising one Sutton hooked popped his head up:
If there was ever a time where you needed confirmation that there could be inherent bias towards one club from Scottish officials it is now.
Celtic fans have long thought that some referee’s had leanings towards a certain club that plays in blue, and most likely they do, but if they ever want to dispel that myth, tweets like these do them absolutely no favours.
After *Rangers’ hilar…….I mean devastating loss in the Europa League Final on Wednesday, Douglas Ross, who famously got Simunovic sent off in a Glasgow Derby tweeted this:
Normally, not too bothered about something like that. It’s probably his ‘civic’ duty as a unionist MP to congratulate failure but the issue many seem to have is there is no balance from the MSP.
No congratulations tweet to St Johnstone on their cup double win last season? Or what about Celtic in their historic second 9 in a row or Quadruple Treble.
Don’t be daft. So it’s little wonder fans of other clubs eye our match officials with suspicion:
An @spfl match official tweeting about The Rangers. Presume he will have tweeted also to congratulate Celtic on winning the league? No? Impartiality of our match officials? Also, GIRUY.
A Scottish club go 1-0 up against a German team in a Europa league final and immediately start chanting about a Dutch Monarch killing Irish Catholics fighting for an English King in a field in Meath 332 years ago.
Must have missed the congrats to Celtic tweet last week. You can’t win anything Doogie 😂😂 good to see your neutral seeing as your on official in Scotland. Makes Celtic’s achievement even more impressive.
Oh the podcasts. How much have they taken a battering over the last 24 hours?
Especially those with *Rangers leaning pundits.
The Go Radio Football Show had Colin Hendry on (yeah, what a capture) as their resident Ibrox ‘expert’ for the night and even he didn’t muster a reaction like Andy Halliday did on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard.
Don’t get me wrong, Hendry’s conduct throughout the penalty shoot out reeked of ‘ra peepo’ but that’s another matter.
But poor Andy. When asked for his immediate reaction following the missed penalty, the poor lad could only muster this:
I would hazard a guess there were tears and hankies at the ready.