Rangers fans invade Blackpool despite the fact friendly was cancelled
Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Rangers fans invade Blackpool despite the fact friendly was cancelled

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].

Rangers fans visited the seaside town of Blackpool despite the fact a pre-season friendly in the town had been called off. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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.



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.