Rangers fans have been sending messages of support after the Capo of Ibrox ultras group the Union Bears announced he was stepping down.
Ross McGill is a familiar face to plenty at Ibrox and fans will recognise him as the man behind the megaphone in BF1 and at Union Bears fan marches.
Sunday will be my final game as Capo in BF1. What a journey it’s been but it’s time for me to step down from this role. Been doing this for a long time and I won’t be able to attend matches as regularly. Thanks for so many amazing days & nights in the stands 😎👍🏻💙 pic.twitter.com/g7Qb5ATtx9
— Ross (@RossMcG1872) September 29, 2021
Taking to Twitter, McGill announced that he would stepping down from the role after loyally cheering on the side all the way through Rangers’ journey back to the top of Scottish football.
The weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hibs will be Ross’ final match at the helm of the Union Bears.
“Sunday will be my final game as Capo in BF1,” tweets McGill.
“What a journey it’s been but it’s time for me to step down from this role. Been doing this for a long time and I won’t be able to attend matches as regularly.
“Thanks for so many amazing days & nights in the stands.”
Union Bears Capo set to stand down
The Union Bears have developed massively during Ross’ time as Capo and they are the ones responsible for some remarkable displays and events over the last few years.
Not only this, but the UB are relentless at Ibrox and provide such an important part of the modern Gers atmosphere.
The Ultras group has also grown up a lot over the last few seasons and have taken on added responsibility over what is sung at Ibrox and how it is sung, adding several new classics to the bulging Ibrox songbook.
The so-called singing sections are going to play an increasingly pivotal role going forward and that is no small part down to the contribution of Ross McGill.
Rangers fans – who’ve seen the Union Bears evolve over the last few seasons – paid tribute to Ross for his years of service from the stands:
Ross what you have done has been memorable and never ever to be forgotten was this, take it easy 🔴⚪💙🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/o9lFhK0m0g
— John McG (@MasonLB40) September 29, 2021
Thanks for all that you have done for the club and the fans. Your presence as Capo will be missed.
All the best 💙
— Lux 🎃 (@HelloitsLux) September 29, 2021
All the best mate, cheers for helping make some cracking memories for some young squaddies back then pic.twitter.com/HLTxylcj45
— WeeTucker (@WeeTucker1) September 29, 2021
I'm BF2 and always look over and think "the guys must see about 4 minutes of the game" 😅
Ibrox wouldn't be the same without the BF1, all the best for the future mate
— RFC1872GER (@RFC1872GER) September 29, 2021
A Credit to the badge lad …
— BoyAboutTown /// (@BoyAboutTown83) September 29, 2021
Enjoy your future You have served the club well
— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) September 29, 2021
Thanks for the Iconic & Legendary moments 👏 👏 👏 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/SpDf2YCMKv
— 𝕎𝕖 𝔸𝕣𝕖 𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕖𝕠𝕡𝕝𝕖 (@WATPSeventyTwo) September 29, 2021
Aw naw Ross I’ve experienced the cup games that you were not involved in they were shocking, For the Union bears and the ibrox roar hope it’s someone that can step up to the mark and get ibrox bouncing like you did every game! Thanks for the memories 🇬🇧💙
— T A S H A 🐻🧡💙 (@TL_1872x) September 29, 2021
All the best Ross. you and the group have absolutely carried the ibrox atmosphere for years. Absolute credit to the support 💙
— R.S (@RabRangers_) September 29, 2021
All the best man, our fanbase has been lucky to have you! 👏🎶
— Steely (@OhItsSteely) September 29, 2021
Superb job Ross, well done and good luck.👏👏🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Thomas Ross (@coopotb72) September 29, 2021
All the best bro, won’t be the same without you 💙
— G. (@ggh1992) September 29, 2021
Who ever is next has got massive shoes to fill. You’ve been outstanding 😎🇬🇧
— Kris Boyd Loyal (@KrisBoydLoyal) September 29, 2021
Done us proud lad 🇬🇧
— Build My Gallows (@BuildMyGallows) September 30, 2021
Well done mate and well deserved break
Hopefully the team put in a performance for you 👏🏻
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) September 29, 2021
Well done pal. Some shift!
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) September 29, 2021
All the best Ross! 🙌 Some journey you and the UB have been on, whoever takes over has big boots to fill. 🔴⚪️🔵
— 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 (@SeafarerMichael) September 29, 2021
Someone else will now come in to fill Ross’ boots and Rangers fans will be eager to see the next progression of the Union Bears.
The group also recently handed out its Player of the Year to an Ibrox stalwart who played every single minute last season.