Rangers put pathetic Aberdeen fans in their place with perfect response

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Rangers put pathetic Aberdeen fans in their place with perfect response

As Rangers blew a lacklustre Aberdeen away at Ibrox, the only thing more pathetic than the Dons’ timid and weak performance in Glasgow was a contingent of their banner-waving supporters.

In the latest depressing episode of Scottish football’s never ending cycle of bitterness, a group of Aberdeen supporters with the combined IQ of a wet piece of granite unfurled a stupid, ridiculous and quite-frankly offensive banner before kick off.

This kind of stuff is the “banter” of knuckle-dragging idiots. Anyone who tries to pass it off as banter is just as dense. Banter is supposed to be funny, this just makes them look like swamp-dwelling simpletons.

We can’t be bothered dog-whistling to numpties – especially ones as dense as those in the northeast – and Rangers’ performance gives us plenty to be happy about but we can’t lie, the fact it came after the banner is just an extra sweet little bonus.

There’s been some suggestion that the arrogance of Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin heading into the match gave Rangers ammunition and if that wasn’t enough, the pathetic behaviour of Aberdeen supporters in the stadium only fuelled it.

Rangers put flailing Aberdeen in their place after pathetic banner

Rangers absolutely battered the Dons in what was supposed to be a tricky fixture which had plenty of us chewing our fingernails both pre-match and when Connor Barron gave Aberdeen the lead.

But the team deserve huge credit for a pulsating response as Aberdeen quite simply could not deal with Rangers’ intensity in the match and eventually folded.

As Antonio Colak swept home and John Lundstram sent the Bears for their half-time pies happy, James Tavernier’s header and Alfredo Morelos’ tap-in added a well-deserved gloss to the eventual 4-1 win.

Had it not been for the width of the post and VAR, then it would’ve deservedly been 6-1.

Rangers roared back into action and as the club stumbles to the World Cup break in the midst of an injury crisis not seen in the modern era at Ibrox, it’s injected some much-needed optimism.

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Rangers have the depth and quality to go out and destroy teams at this level and the club’s supporters have accused the players and management of having too much respect for the opposition.

Today – helped by the idiocy of those banner-waving goons in the ranks of the Aberdeen faithful – we showed them absolutely none.

It’s a moment and result that is almost certainly defining in the Ibrox career of Giovanni van Bronckhorst, but as Rangers hope to build up a head of steam over the next two weeks, fans will hope the win has the power to be a defining one in our season too.

Meanwhile, Rangers have announced plans for a special statue in honour of Walter Smith.