Rangers icon comparison for Aston Villa star called an 'insult' by bemused fans

Fans aren't having ex-Ger comparing England star to Rangers icon

Former Rangers star Graham Roberts sparked some controversy on Twitter last night after England’s defeat to Belgium by comparing Gers icon Paul Gascoigne and current international Jack Grealish.

Roberts hailed Gazza as England’s “greatest midfielder in the last 25 years” and insisted Grealish is “closest to him in style” as he lavished praise on the Aston Villa star.

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The former Spurs, Rangers and England star took to Twitter shortly after England lost 2-0 in the Nations League to heap praise on Grealish’s performance but it didn’t seem to go down well at all with fans.

“I have had pleasure of watching England’s greatest midfielder in the last 25 years many times in Gazza for Spurs and Rangers and honestly I think Jack Grealish is the closest I have seen to him in style,” Roberts said.

Rangers fans will remember Gascoigne in his pomp and his hat-trick against Aberdeen to seal 8 in a row is still held as one of the best individual performances at Ibrox.

Fans on Twitter weren’t having the comparisons between Gazza and Grealish though – with one fan saying it is an “insult” to the Geordie genius.

Here are some of the comments from bemused fans:

https://twitter.com/insignia1974/status/1328129430762500096

https://twitter.com/JimChapman9/status/1328246189431599107

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