A series of tributes are being planned for legendary Rangers kitman Jimmy Bell after he passed away ahead of the club’s Europa League clash with RB Leipzig.
Rangers have announced a minute’s silence will be held before the game with the German club as fans get the chance to mourn a legend and a mark of respect is given for Jimmy’s service.
For over 30 years the kitman quietly served the club with honour and distinction, reminding everyone who walked through the doors at Ibrox of the standards expected at the club.
The passing of Jimmy Bell has been as emotional as it was sudden, with the Rangers dressing room rocked by the loss of someone every player had a unique and special connection to.
As a result, fans are calling the team to step up and be counted for Jimmy Bell and make the final in Seville.
Rangers fans prepare Jimmy Bell tribute on Sunday
The minute’s silence against RB Leipzig will also be followed by another tribute at Ibrox against Dundee United at the weekend.
Rangers fans group the Broomloan Collective has urged supporters to wear a retro shirt from across the spell of Jimmy Bell as kitman.
There are a plethora of special jerseys that were sorted and prepared by Jimmy and this is also an apt tribute to the man himself.
Online there is much talk of further tributes to Jimmy Bell, who literally dedicated his life to Rangers, and we’re sure something official will be done by the club in due course.
But in the meantime, the focus is all on RB Leipzig and the opportunity to reach a European Final and for Ibrox captain James Tavernier, Jimmy Bell would want one thing and one thing only.
For Rangers to pull their socks up and give their all in the hunt for glory.
“It is obviously a devastating time for the club and everyone that knew Jimmy,” said James Tavernier [Rangers].
“It was really difficult to take. I know Jimmy wouldn’t want the fuss, he would want us to roll our socks up and get stuck in.
“Everyone will be ready to go from the first whistle. To do it for the club, for the fans and for Jimmy.”
Meanwhile, reports are claiming Rangers are considering ripping up the contract of one player amid attitude complaints.