Rangers fans underwhelmed by "anticlimactic" Ibrox Flag Day
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Rangers fans underwhelmed by "anticlimactic" Ibrox Flag Day

Many Rangers fans have been left underwhelmed by the club’s hotly anticipated Flag Day – and not just because the match with Motherwell ended in a draw.

Rangers passed up a host of opportunities and failed to kill the Steelmen off after Zambian striker Fashion Sakala had put the Gers ahead with his first competitive Rangers goal.

As the club continues to toil for top form, Rangers still find themselves top of the Scottish Premiership table and the match also served as the chance to toast the Champions.

Rangers fans have waited a decade to see the Championship Flag being hoisted high above the stadium and the club had kicked the moment back at the beginning of the season.

Traditionally hoisted at the season’s opener, the club moved the day to September in order to give the moment the best possible chance to happen in front of 50k amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the run up to the match, there was much communication from the club requesting fans get into the ground early and continuing marketing in the club’s messaging.

However, Rangers fans expecting the fireworks and circumstance of years gone by were left disappointed by a subdued Flag Day which didn’t even involve the Scottish Premiership trophy.

Chairman Douglas Park was joined by his fellow directors to hoist the flag before heading off the pitch and Rangers fans were disappointed in what many feel was an opportunity missed:




Whatever your take on the day, Rangers continue to struggle back to form this season after a rocky start to the campaign.

It’s just as well a former Rangers player popped up to break Celtic hearts after the Ibrox side’s early slip-up.