Rangers leaning sports broadcaster Jim White tweeted a picture with Lee Wallace on Sunday, praising the ex-Gers skipper for his first QPR goal.
The 32-year-old scored a stunner in the 76th minute at Loftus Road, helping his side to a 5-1 win over Swansea in the Third Round of the FA Cup.
After knocking the ball up in the air with his head, Wallace steadied himself and lashed home a right-footed volley from the edge of the area into the left side of the net, much to the delight of his teammates and the QPR fans.
It seems Glasgow-born White was at the game and afterwards, he grabbed a picture with the ex-Ibrox man.
“Watched this guy run the show for QPR today, even scoring with his RIGHT foot! he tweeted. “Former Rangers captain Lee Wallace. Class act.”
— Jim White (@JimWhite) January 5, 2020
The tweet went down a storm, picking up over 4000 likes and 100 comments overnight, with Bears echoing White’s sentiment and praising Wallace.
Always been class
— Charlie (@Charlie_RFC) January 6, 2020
— Harry (@irn_bruu) January 5, 2020
Always was Quality 👍🏼
— Hendo (@hendo_1872) January 5, 2020
Rangers legend Jim pains me to say it he was more loyal to Rangers than they were to him👍
— Scott Mcwhinnie (@ScottMcwhinnie2) January 5, 2020
What a guy!! Rangers legend!
— Jimmy Royal (@JamesFu87294909) January 5, 2020
An absolute legend! You had every opportunity to walk away, further your career and earn more and you stayed put and helped dig us out a hole you had no part in creating. All thr best for the future Lee
— Kamaradona (@FredMorelos1) January 5, 2020
Former Rangers goalkeeper, Liam Kelly, who is now Wallace’s QPR teammate, also took to Twitter to congratulate the defender.
Pleasure to play behind the boys when they’re at it like that, delighted for my big pal getting his first goal, into the next round ✅🏆 pic.twitter.com/ZWRXKuOPdp
— Liam Kelly (@liamm_kelly) January 5, 2020
It was Wallace’s first goal in English football and his first anywhere since he netted in a 4-0 Rangers win over Hamilton at Ibrox in March 2017.
QPR have won their first two matches of the new year 6-1 and 5-1 with the ex-Ger playing the full 90 minutes on both occasions following a spell out of the side in December.
Sunday’s game also marked a return to the fold for Kelly, who had missed around two months of action due to an injury.