Rangers will begin the 150th-anniversary celebrations before the start of the Aberdeen match today, with a fan village at Ibrox which will feature various entertainment and pre-match activities for the fans to indulge in, as the recent controversy surrounds the Celtic Australia fiasco.
Singer Callum Beattie, former Gers star Michael Mols and Women’s team players Nicola Docherty and Sam Kerr will be in attendance in what promises to be a fun and engaging build-up to a crucial tie.
Although is this move one that is attempting to take some heat of the recent controversy which has plagued the club this week with the decision to play Celtic in a friendly clash in Australia in November?
Recent Ibrox announcement attempts to take the heat off Celtic Australia friendly
It was announced during the week that Rangers would join Celtic, Sydney FC, and West Sydney Wanderers in the inaugural Sydney Super Cup, much to the disgust of the Ibrox faithful.
The fact that participating in a friendly competition against our fiercest rivals on the other side of the world in what has been labelled as “Ange’s homecoming” wasn’t enough to provoke the irk of the fans, it was the fact Rangers didn’t even announce it first.
That honour went to West Sydney Wanderers which obviously enraged the supporters.
The poor PR campaign that has followed is another poor attempt to bring the fans around to this idea, when in fact, no one wants it.
The Ibrox side could have easily arranged a friendly competition with our official partners Hamburg, Bengaluru, and Orange County in what would have been an excellent idea and one that would surely get a much better reaction.
The board is extremely out of touch with the views of the supporters and this announcement of pre-match activities and entertainment before the “Gallant Pioneers” themed match against Aberdeen looks like a desperate attempt to glaze over this whole situation.