Gers rival misses out on top award as Ibrox star’s gripe highlighted by cheap Euros imitation

Celtic rival misses out on FIFA award amid Rangers star wonder goal gripe

The Denmark National Team have pipped Scott Brown to the FIFA FairPlay award after the ex-Celtic captain crossed the Old Firm divide in solidarity with Rangers star Glen Kamara.

The Ibrox rival crossed the halfway line ahead of a Celtic Park Old Firm clash in March 2021 to shake hands with Kamara after the midfielder was racially abused by fellow professional Ondrej Kudela.

This gesture was a symbolic one that highlighted a united Old Firm stance on racism and Scott Brown was even commended by Rangers fans for the move.


But whilst the gesture was nominated for the FIFA FairPlay award, it was the heroic response of the Denmark National Team to Christian Eriksen’s heart attack which justly won the award.

The ex-Spurs and Inter Milan midfielder had to be resuscitated on the pitch after what was eventually diagnosed as a heart attack during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener v Finland.

Led by captain Simon Kjaer, the Danish national team formed a human wall around Christian Eriksen as the footballing world held its breath.

Thankfully, Christian Eriksen made a recovery and the heroic actions of the player’s teammates and the medical staff will stick long in the memory for football fans everywhere.

Rangers and Kemar Roofe can have gripe with FIFA Puskas Award picks

Rangers fans – and striker Kemar Roofe in particular – do have the right to have something of a gripe with the annual FIFA awards this year too.

The Gers striker stunned the footballing world with a world-class strike in the 2-0 win over Standard Liege in late October 2020.

But because of the timing of the goal it would not be considered for the 2020 Puskas Award – handed to the goal of the year – and thus was potentially to be considered for this year’s awards.

However, the goal was snubbed by the authorities and instead Erik Lamela’s rabona against Arsenal for Spurs picked up the prestigious goalscoring gong.

To top things off, Czech Republic striker Patrick Shick’s goal against Scotland was voted third, with that strike bearing similarities to the Gers forward’s wondergoal.

Mehdi Taremi’s wonderstrike for Porto against Chelsea finished second in the standings.

We’re not saying Kemar Roofe had to win, but he certainly deserved to be nominated.

Meanwhile, ahead of the clash with Aberdeen one fringe Rangers first-teamer is set to be offered an opportunity to stake his first-team claim amid injuries to two key players.

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