Rangers fans lined the streets outside Ibrox Stadium in their thousands to say farewell to Ibrox legend Walter Smith as he was laid to rest.
In a private family funeral, the close family and friends of Smith paid their final respects to the Rangers manager but not before the ex-Gers gaffer’s funeral cortege passed the stadium.
— Heart Scotland News (@HeartScotNews) November 3, 2021
An emotional moment outside Ibrox as thousands lined the streets to pay tribute to Walter Smith ahead of a private family funeral for the former Rangers, Scotland & Everton boss who passed away at the age of 73. pic.twitter.com/5ox2UCkyMT
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) November 3, 2021
🗣“I just had to be here – there was no way I could miss it.”
🎥Walter Smith’s funeral cortège has passed Ibrox stadium.
▶️His private funeral took place today in Glasgow & thousands of fans lined the streets to pay their respects👇 pic.twitter.com/DkeCgONSqf
— Radio Clyde News (@RadioClydeNews) November 3, 2021
Rangers supporters gather to pay tribute to Walter Smith as his funeral cortege passes Ibrox💙 pic.twitter.com/yNNWqduDdJ
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) November 3, 2021
This gave supporters the chance to pay their own respects as Smith made the journey to the famous ground for the final time.
In an emotional moment, thousands of teary-eyed Gers supporters applauded one of the club’s greatest sons and took a moment to pay tribute to a legend.
The clips are emotional and supporters everywhere bowed their collective heads in remembrance of a giant figure in Rangers’ history, with no-one being more influential for the club in the modern era.
Rangers fans pay tribute to Walter Smith as cortege passes Ibrox
Walter Smith passed away last week at the age of 73 with an outpouring of emotion from across the footballing world upon the news breaking.
Smith’s influence was felt well outside of Rangers and the legendary Scottish manager stands as one of the most influential figures in the modern footballing era.
The tributes to Sir Walter – as he was affectionately known amongst Gers supporters – came from across football and showed the manager’s touching and emphatic influence on the game.
But it is at Rangers and in Glasgow where Walter was most synonymous and his legacy at Ibrox – which included 21 trophies as manager – has moulded the club into the one it is today.
Rangers fans will also have another chance to pay tribute to a legendary Glaswegian as the club plans a special memorial at Glasgow Cathedral come the end of the month.