Rangers fans have blasted the Daily Record over a tasteless article involving former Rangers striker Michael Mols.

The Glasgow paper published an article based on photos of the former Rangers star – which we have chosen to avoid showing – being told of the death of his ex-Ibrox team-mate and friend Fernando Ricksen shortly after arriving at Glasgow Airport.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 9: Michael Mols of Rangers celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Rangers and Panathinaikos at Ibrox on December 9, 2003 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Mols had regularly taken part in fundraising events on behalf of Ricksen and was a close friend of the former Ibrox captain and the Rangers fans were absolutely furious at the decision to put a photograph of him seconds after hearing of Ricksen’s passing.

After being bombarded by fans of all sides criticising the decision to post the story, it has since been deleted from their Twitter feed – but the damage has already been done.

(L-R) goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus of Team Fernando Ricksen, Shota Arveladze of Team Fernando Ricksen, Giovanni van Bronckhorst of Team Fernando Ricksen, Ronald de Boer of Team Fernando Ricksen, Fernando Ricksen of Team Fernando Ricksen, Nacho Novo of Team Fernando Ricksen, Thomas Buffel of Team Fernando Ricksen former players of Glasgow Rangers during the Fernando Ricksen benefit game on May 25, 2014 at the Trendwork Arena in Sittard, The Netherlands
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Tributes have been paid to the Rangers hero from Gers fans around the world, as well as many of his on-field rivals, after his six-year battle with MND.

With Mols arriving in Glasgow ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League clash with Feyenoord, there was absolutely no need to stick a camera in his face at what must have been a heartbreaking moment for the former striker.

Here are some of the comments from outraged Rangers fans:



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