Rangers to hold minute's applause for Celtic legend Billy McNeill
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Rangers to hold minute's applause for Celtic legend Billy McNeill

Rangers will hold a minute’s applause for Billy McNeill in the upcoming match against Aberdeen at Ibrox after the Celtic legend passed away this week.
The applause will pay tribute to one of Scottish football’s most iconic figures. McNeill is someone who was respected by fans and players from across the Old Firm divide and his passing comes as a reminder of the respect that should be shared between the clubs.


As a mark of this respect, Rangers are asking everyone who is attending tomorrow’s match to join the applause.
It’s a touch of class from Rangers and exemplifies the respectful and dignified identity of the club.
Billy McNeill might’ve been a Celtic legend, but he is also one of Scotland’s most iconic sportsmen and cultural figures.
He captained Celtic to their 1967 European Cup win, becoming the first ever British captain to do so. He’s also by and large considered Celtic’s most iconic captain.
McNeill also took part in some of the most iconic Old Firm matches over the years, facing off against then Rangers captain John Greig.

McNeill was a close friend of Rangers legend John Greig. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The duo became close friends over the years and Rangers legend Greig laid a wreath on behalf of the club at McNeill’s statue outside Parkhead. The club also paid tribute to the player upon his passing.
This minute’s applause is another small tribute from Ibrox to an old rival and good friend to many at the club.