Rangers fans set for minute's applause for former soldier
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Rangers fans set for minute's applause for former soldier

Rangers fans are being asked to provide a tribute on Thursday for a soldier who tragically took his own life.

Ryan Smith took his own life last Monday. This has led to grieving friends taking to social media to appeal for a tribute from the Gers faithful.

The applause is set to take part in the 31st minute. Supporters also paid a similar tribute last week to another soldier who passed away, Jamie Davies. Davies served with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and the tribute was an emotional moment.

Rangers fans are being asked to pay tribute to Ryan Smith (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

And Smith’s friend, Paul David Anderson, has called for the same against Ufa. He was, therefore, the one who made the plea to the Gers supporters. On his social media accounts, he requested that the Rangers fans pay tribute to Smith in the same way they did for Davies.

Can I ask on behalf of myself, his friends and colleagues in the Regiments he served with and, most importantly, his family, that at Thursday nights match against FK Ufa, we as a Rangers family stand and applaud Ryan’s life and service to our country in the 31st minute?

Archie McKay has sent a post to the Facebook page “FollowFollow.com” in the last couple of days encouraging a tribute.

Ibrox will be rocking on Thursday night, and it should lead to a fitting tribute to a former soldier. When Rangers fans are being asked to provide a tribute, they always end up making it a special occasion. This will undoubtedly be the same once more.

Rangers face FC Ufa in the first-leg of their Europa League playoff round tie.