Ex-Rangers star shuts down outspoken pundit’s “depressing” comments
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Ex-Rangers star shuts down outspoken pundit’s “depressing” comments

Former Rangers winger DaMarcus Beasley has been waxing lyrical about his time at Ibrox as he shuts down the outspoken Simon Jordan for talking down the Scottish game.

Ex-PSV and Man City wideman Beasley is one of the USA’s all-time most capped players with 126 appearances across a career that spanned 16 years making him a legend for the national side.

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Retiring in 2019, DaMarcus Beasley has had a nomadic footballing journey, playing in the USA, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Germany and Mexico.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, the former Ibrox winger was speaking about his time at Rangers and snapped back at Jordan’s suggestion that moving to Rangers was a step down from his mid-table stint with Man City.

Simon Jordan had snidely asked Beasley if moving to Rangers was “depressing” after his spells in the Netherlands and the Premier League.

The winger also paid tribute to the late, great Jimmy Bell, who passed away suddenly last year and “set the standards” at Rangers.

Ex-Rangers winger Damarcus Beasley shuts down Simon Jordan

“No it wasn’t,” said Beasley. “I enjoyed my time in Scotland, thank you very much.”

“I loved playing for Rangers. Playing for a club like that, you have to buy into the culture right from when you walk through the door.

“Another good friend of mine who passed away, Jimmy Bell, he set the standards when you walk into the locker room of what it means to play for Rangers and what it means to be a Rangers man.

“I enjoyed my time at Rangers, I had a lot of fond memories of my time there. I loved the fans.”

The Gers signed DaMarcus Beasley from PSV Eindhoven in 2007 after the left-sided winger had played a season on loan with Man City in the Premier League.

In total, Beasley won six honours with the Ibrox club, including the top division title twice, making 44 appearances and scoring seven goals across three seasons.

Meanwhile, a former £8m midfielder recently linked to Rangers has taken a major decision on his future.