Andy Firth, Sone Aluko and Martyn Waghorn are among those to have responded on Twitter after Rangers posted an archive photo of cult hero Jimmy Bell.
The official Gers account tweeted the throwback on Monday afternoon, which shows the famous kit man marching across a training pitch with a bag of balls.
📸 𝗣𝗜𝗖 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗗𝗔𝗬 | Jimmy Bell in Italy during the 1990 pre-season training camp 🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/7jRCFupEn9
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 19, 2020
Some Bears have cast doubt on the origins of the picture.
The club caption claims it’s from a training camp in Italy in 1990, but some supporters have claimed that is incorrect as the kit he is modelling suggests it was taken later.
We didn’t use Adidas as kit supplier untill the ‘92 season?
— Greg Docherty (@gregdoc1) May 19, 2020
That’s only a minor detail for the majority, though, as as with any Jimmy Bell content, the post has received plenty of positive feedback.
Rangers’ current third-choice goalkeeper, Andy Firth, retweeted the post adding the caption: “The main man himself” followed by emojis to reflect his fondness for the long-serving Gers employee.
The main man himself 😍🙌🏼🇬🇧 https://t.co/OHyspMt6Jk
— Andy Firth (@andyfirth1996) May 19, 2020
Then came comments from a variety of ex-players.
USA international Alejandro Bedoya, who enjoyed a short stint at the club during the 2011/12 season, replied to the tweet labelling Bell the “Scottish Maradona” and soon received support from former teammate, Sone Aluko.
🤣🤣 great shout, I can see it.
Maradona looks like an Argentinian Jimmy Bell tho – JB is the bigger legend here 🤣. What a guy! 🙌🏾
— Sone Aluko (@sonealuko) May 19, 2020
Derby striker Martyn Waghorn, who represented the Gers between 2015 and 2017, also replied with a trio of praise emojis.
— Martyn Waghorn (@Mwaghorn_9) May 19, 2020
It just goes to show that Bell, who has served Rangers for decades, is loved by players from a variety of different periods in the club’s recent history.