Rangers branded “out of touch” amid Celtic Old Firm Australia reports
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Rangers branded “out of touch” amid Celtic Old Firm Australia reports

High profile Rangers fans have branded the club “out of touch” amid reports the Gers could play Celtic in an Old Firm derby in Australia in November.

Celtic have already confirmed their attendance at a special Sydney-based friendly tournament that is set to take place during the World Cup.

The tournament is set to take place at the 83,500-capacity Accor Stadium, with A-League sides also expected to take part in the match.

However, reports Down Under are claiming that Rangers could join Celtic in the tournament with both sides playing each other in a historic Australia Old Firm [Scotsman].

Both clubs have sizeable followings in the country and unsurprisingly this would likely draw much attention in that part of the world.

Rangers fan media rail against reports of Celtic Old Firm match in Australia

This hasn’t gone down well with Rangers fans, who believe Celtic are trying to reap the financial benefits of a partnership with Rangers they are so determined to claim doesn’t exist.

Not only do Celtic and their supporters fail to recognise the Old Firm term – despite recently renewing the trademark alongside the Gers – the club also take regular pot-shots over Rangers’ apparent status as a “new club”.

In the aftermath of the Ibrox club’s title celebrations in May, this is something a salty Celtic couldn’t resist reiterating as they insisted they are “not half of anything”.

The Glasgow Derby Down Under doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as the Old Firm and many Rangers fans are against the club working with Celtic in Australia.

There may be major financial benefits associated with the move but leaders in the online Rangers community have railed against the reports.

Four Lads Had a Dream branded Rangers “out of touch” for even considering the move and insist Celtic “are not our friends”.

Rangers media partner Heart & Hand – another influential voice amongst fans online – also claim they have “no interest” in a friendly with a club “who claim we don’t exist”.

Even outspoken BBC Scotland journalist Tom English highlighted the hypocrisy and claimed it’s “a difficult one” for the “there is no Old Firm brigade”.

Whatever the case, the online reaction will certainly have Rangers sitting up and taking notice even if there is certainly support for a match against Celtic amongst Bears in Australia.

Meanwhile, a Rangers legend has gone viral with a hilarious impromptu video around a trendy London food market.

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