Rangers fans might’ve been bitterly disappointed when this week’s friendly with Blackpool was called off, but that didn’t stop fans travelling to the seaside town for a party.
The Gers were forced to cancel the midweek trip to Bloomfield Road “due to an ongoing COVID-19 related issue within the Blackpool camp” [Rangers].
At such an important juncture of the season, this was probably more than sensible with the league campaign and Champions League qualification on the horizon.
But fans had already booked accommodation and planned travel in their numbers for the clash which would’ve seen a sizeable 4500-strong Gers support allowed into the stadium.
It may well have also been the first time in well over a year that the Ibrox side have played in front of a full capacity crowd.
It wasn’t to be for the Rangers side but for the fans who’d already planned the trip, the show went on as the club’s supporters travelled in their numbers to Blackpool nonetheless.
Gers fans flocked to the seaside town – against the official advice of the club might we add – to soak up some sun and celebrate the club’s achievements from last season.
My wee niece meeting a Rangers legend down in Blackpool 😍💙 pic.twitter.com/OYmKJLRdRh
— Emma McNee (@EMC1992_) July 21, 2021
Incredible. Every bar, every beer garden and everywhere you look you see Rangers tops. Just imagine there was a game on, no other support like it. The bears have took over blackpool again 💙🍻 pic.twitter.com/gOsmDVMtxY
— Steely (@OhItsSteely) July 21, 2021
Blackpool not so bad I suppose 😅 pic.twitter.com/eiWEVEYgHy
— Elisha Young (@Elishayoungx) July 21, 2021
Blackpool 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/eedweXREKj
— ⒿⓇ ✪ (@_JR_55_) July 21, 2021
Rangers fans in full affect in Blackpool
— aidan (@aidanusername) July 21, 2021
Decided to stop on the front in Blackpool for a few beers. Watching all the bears walking past with their Rangers colours on! Blackpool is Royal Blue. It’s a glorious sight even when the game isn’t on! Dave
— Aye Ready Podcast (@AyeReadyPod) July 21, 2021
Costa del Blackpool , we will follow rangers even when they’re games cancelled 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/yuaIJUj9aS
— Calum Carmichael (@CalumCarmichae3) July 21, 2021
Only could @RangersFC fans have a friendly cancelled against blackpool and still travel down kitted out in there rangers gear just for the day out 😅 brilliant !!
— Liam J (@Liamj1Lj) July 21, 2021
Great day in Blackpool with the wife and Bears for the game that never was 🇬🇧🍻🔴⚪🔵 pic.twitter.com/tFaQDbAJu9
— Mark Foster (@FosterMark86) July 21, 2021
Next up for Rangers is a double header against Premier League Brighton and Spanish giants Real Madrid this weekend.
The Gers are set to welcome back 8500 fans for the Brighton clash with 12750 set to come through the gates for the visit of Real Madrid.
It’s an exciting couple of fixtures for the Gers faithful but read more here about why Brighton fans have a gripe with the Ibrox club.