UEFA have congratulated Rangers on their 150th anniversary at a special UK Government event and officially dispelled myths regarding the club’s continuity.
The Gers were hosting a special event in London at the Scotland Office to recognise the club’s achievements over the last century and a half as the British government saluted Rangers.
This comes after Rangers had held a special dinner in the British capital earlier in the season, with a series of dignitaries invited as part of the proceedings.
UEFA would also have a role to play in the event as European football’s governing body sent a special pennant as recognition of the momentous 150th anniversary milestone.
Rangers are one of European football’s oldest and most influential institutions and it is telling that the club has been recognised in this way by UEFA.
But the award sent some of our most angry detractors into an online frenzy of sorts as they railed against the suggestion Rangers are 150 years old.
Citing the events of 2012, there is a genuinely hilarious and objectively weird subculture of mostly Celtic fans of a certain vintage moaning on social media platforms with soundbites about the legitimacy of Rangers’ claims to be 150.
Rangers fans have been sitting back enjoying the entire thing unfold and we’ve got to salute UEFA for helping to troll our rivals whilst also recognising the milestone and in turn Rangers’ contribution to the European game.
Rangers recognised by UEFA and UK Government in 150th anniversary year
As for the UK government event, Rangers were invited by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Jack, to the London gathering with Jack also hosting the evening.
A host of former Rangers players, directors, staff and other invited guests were in attendance and managing director Stewart Robertson expressed his delight at the special event.
“We are very honoured and grateful to have been invited by the Secretary of State for Scotland to this very special event to mark the 150th anniversary of Rangers Football Club,” said Robertson [Rangers].
“I believe it speaks volumes for the contribution Rangers has made to our nation in a positive sense over these years that the club is being recognised in this manner, and we look forward to promoting the good name of Rangers even further this evening to invited guests from across the political spectrum, as well as wider society.” ㅤ
Meanwhile, Rangers have been linked with a move for a Premier League youngster amid Ibrox exit links concerning two players.