Football results app and website Flashscore channelled their inner Celtic dah and had Rangers fans collectively deleting their app as they tweeted challenging the Ibrox club’s 55th title success.
Long-held to be “the most successful club in football” the Famous Glasgow Rangers actually play down their illustrious successes with the War Titles in particular omitted from the title haul.
Nonetheless, Rangers still hold an official Guinness World Record for the most titles won in football, something once again officially recognised after the unbeaten 55th domestic league success in May. It’d be 62 with the wartime efforts.
And yet, with all the vigour of a rival fan staring deep into his fifth empty glass of the black stuff on the Gallowgate, out came the phone Sevcoing sweet nothings into the void.
But all is not as Flashscore would have you believe.
Claiming Brazilian outfit ABC Futebol Clube are actually the world record holders, Flashscore also couldn’t resist throwing in a cringeworthy 2012 Rangers jibe to boot.
Whilst it’s true ABC have won 56 state championships, this is an eight-team league based in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil and not the nation’s top league, which is known as the Campeonato Brasilerio Serie.
The club with the most championships in the country is Palmeiras, who have 10. Basically, this is a cheap wind-up.
Flashscore’s links to Czech company Livesport – Rangers having previous with the nation’s top clubs – could depressingly lead to the motivation behind the jibe.
It brings us great pleasure to highlight this nonsense tweet and we’ll leave it up to the good followers of Rangers as to whether they choose to use Flashscore in the future.
Not least because of the questionable motivations behind the jibe.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to once again highlight the historic and globally recognised success of The Rangers Football Club, Mr Flashscore!
Now, where’s the mute button…
Meanwhile, a former Rangers title winner is enduring a rocky managerial start to his first role in England following a £30m buyout.