Gers fans put immense heartbreak behind them to come together for what really matters
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Rangers fans turn out in their numbers to pay tribute to Jimmy Bell

Rangers fans have turned out in their numbers to pay tribute to legendary Ibrox kitman Jimmy Bell as he passed by his beloved Ibrox for the final time.

Jimmy’s funeral cortège passed Ibrox stadium and Rangers supporters dusted themselves down from Europa League Final disappointment to pay their final respects.

Whilst Jimmy Bell was laid to rest at a private service, fans had one final chance to pay their respects at the ground and they came together for something that truly matters as the kitman’s contribution to Rangers was remembered, saluted and mourned.

The Gers staffer worked with the Ibrox club for close to 40 years and has seen it all; the glory, the suffering, the changing face of football.

But for almost four decades he was a constant at Rangers and a driving force for the standards expected at our great club.

Rangers fans, players and staff remember Jimmy Bell

Leaving an impression on every single player who walked through the doors – some better than others – the club was rocked by the kitman’s passing earlier in the month.

This came before Rangers’ Ibrox semi-final return leg against RB Leipzig, with the club’s legendary 3-1 win dedicated to the Ibrox kitman.

It is telling just how much of an impact Jimmy Bell had on the club that generations of players all managed to relate to the most successful kitman in football, each of them with their own stories and memories.

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That night at Ibrox will live long in the memory and it was the greatest tribute to Jimmy Bell Rangers’ could’ve hoped for.

Unfortunately they couldn’t lift the Europa League for Jimmy, but let’s hope the team can pip Hearts and lift the Scottish Cup.

Meanwhile, one Rangers star has narrowly missed out on a top UEFA award after the club tasted disappointment in Seville.

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