Former Rangers centre half David Bates has been joining in some explosive celebrations after his Hamburg side dumped rivals St. Pauli 4-0.
“The Ginger Ramos” played a huge part in shutting their rivals out as Hamburg secured their first derby victory in 17 years. Both sides currently play in the Bundesliga 2.
And Bates was right at the centre of some massive celebrations come the final whistle.

David Bates moved to Hamburg at the beginning of the season on a pre-contract deal from Rangers. It’s turned out to be a pretty strong move for the centre back with his side currently sitting second in Bundesliga 2.
They are on track to achieve promotion back to the Bundesliga and Bates has been a big part of that. The centre half is a fan favourite in Germany, playing 25 times this season.
The player was even said to be interesting Premier League outfits Arsenal and Everton [originally The Daily Record].
The former Raith Rovers player also earned his first Scotland cap against Albania in November.

David Bates has cemented himself as an important fixture in the HSV backline. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)
The former Rangers player is still highly thought of in Govan and it’s good to see him doing well in Germany.
There was also some controversy over Bates decision to leave Ibrox. The player was quoted in The Daily Record as saying he wasn’t offered a deal, despite former boss Graeme Murty saying he was.
The Hamburg result has added significance to Rangers, with the Ibrox side historically identifying with HSV, whilst rivals Celtic do so with St. Pauli.

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