Rangers are marking the 25th anniversary of Ibrox legend Davie Cooper’s untimely death from a brain haemorrhage – and Gers fans on Twitter have paid tribute to the winger, quarter of a century on from his passing.
Cooper suddenly took ill while filming a training video at the age of just 39 as one of Scottish football’s most mercurial talents was lost in almost the blink of an eye.
⚽️ GOAL OF THE DAY: Davie Cooper v Aberdeen
💥 What A Hit 💥 pic.twitter.com/UFwAX0yQr9
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 23, 2020
Cooper, who also starred for Clydebank and Motherwell, has an indelible place in Scottish football history and is one of the last truly great players to have come out of this country.
The Moody Blue was signed for Rangers by Jock Wallace in June 1977 for £100,000 and won three titles, three Scottish Cups and an incredible seven League Cups.
Coop would eventually leave after 12 years at Ibrox and, true to form, he would go on and carve his name into the folklore at Motherwell – where a stand still bears his name today.
After 540 appearances for Rangers, Coops will never be forgotten by fans and the response 25 years after his death just goes to show that.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
Loved this man. Legend in the true sense of the word 💙 pic.twitter.com/5vYitl1UfY
— WeeMarj 🇬🇧🥳🍹💙 (@madmarj3003) March 23, 2020
My hero absolutely loved him 🔴⚪🔵💙x
— Kimberley Neil ❤️🤍💙 (@rockchick151176) March 23, 2020
This still breaks my heart 💔 legend 💙
— Sharon McCallum (@sharonmccallum) March 23, 2020
The moody blue…but on his day was the best blue ever.
— Cam (@1_largemalt) March 23, 2020
She’d a few tears the day he passed , a true Rangers legend , wonder what he would be worth in today’s market
— cdenger (@stephen78699262) March 23, 2020