Leading football magazine Four Four Two have claimed they expected a “deluge of angry letters” from entitled Celtic supporters after naming Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium as the best ground in Britain.
As part of October’s edition of the popular magazine Four Four Two listed the top 100 grounds in the country with Rangers’ famous stadium topping the list.
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For Celtic fans used to media self-indulgence and constant fawning over their stadium, this is something which even the writers behind the feature feared would have a backlash.
Rangers fans are well aware of the power of Ibrox on Old Firm and European nights and they don’t need anyone to remind them.
Gaizka Mendieta was also recently glowing in his appraisal of Ibrox Stadium.
Speaking as part of the list, Four Four Two explain that they are always trying to maintain “neutrality” between the Old Firm – Celtic Park came second – but conceded they expected a response from bitter rivals no matter who they chose.
“There’s very little to choose between the two grounds, and FFT does its best to maintain neutrality on all Rangers vs Celtic matters – but by the sheer nature of a comprehensive list like this, there has to be a number one (inevitably dooming us to a deluge of angry letters),” writes Four Four Two.
It’s a comprehensive list and the writers behind it have put in a huge amount of work to get it done so we’d urge everyone to get out and buy a copy of the popular football magazine.
Rangers fans are the reason why the stadium has been named as the best of British and there is nothing quite like Ibrox on an electric European night or in a crunch domestic fixture.
The Gers’ last home game – against then nearest challengers Hibernian – proved that it isn’t only against the likes of Celtic and our continental foes that the Gers support gets rowdy.
Ibrox was raucous as the Gers ran out 2-1 winners against the Hibees with Steven Gerrard’s emotional celebrations at the end a sign of how big the victory was in the context of the season.