A prominent Rangers fan has revealed that former player Arthur Numan took six fans to Holland to take in a game and enjoy Amsterdam.
Robert Marshall at the Louden Tavern took to the Follow Follow forum to reveal the gesture after becoming frustrated with negative comments about ex-players.
He revealed that during a Q & A event last year Numan offered an all expenses paid trip to Holland for two as a prize in the raffle. Marshall then said Numan had done the same thing at two previous Q & As.
Brilliant gesture from a player with Rangers class
“About a year ago Arthur Numan was doing a Q and A for us in The Louden, at the end of the raffle he says that he has another ‘prize’. At the time, I thought it would be something like a book signed.
“He comes out with this ‘ next number out will have a trip to Amsterdam for two people to see a game, all expenses paid, including flights and hotel.’
“I later found out he had done the same thing at another two Q and A’s and had actually paid for 6 people to visit Holland. The cost would have been more than he took for the 3 nights.”
Marshall also revealed that he himself visited Numan in Amsterdam. Whilst there, the former left back chartered a private barge to view Amsterdam as the Sun went down.
It’s a real touch of class from the Dutchman. He was signed for £4.5m in 1998 as part of Dick Advocaat’s Dutch revolution.
He was a top, top class international player and could’ve played at almost anywhere in Europe at the time. Numan has a real affinity with Ibrox and clearly he appreciates the support of the fans.
Marshall also revealed in the post that he could “give you plenty of instances where ex-players give up their time”.
It’s superb from Arthur and we hope that all the fans involved had a great time in Holland.