They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and Rangers are finding that out first-hand after a lower-league Italian club were found to have a strikingly familiar crest.

ASD Arluno Calcio play in Italy’s eighth tier and one eagle-eyed Reddit user spied that their team crest appears to bear a particular resemblance to the Rangers one.

Founded in 2010, the Arluno Calcio badge is strikingly similar to the Rangers Ready crest.

It’s unknown how the Italian side came to have such a similar badge and it remains a mystery whether this is based on a love of the design or in homage to the Teddy Bears.

The 8th tier semi-professional club are based in Milan and hold strong links to the youth team of Serie A side Torino.


They currently sit 16th in their division, the Second Categoria, which is the second-lowest division in Italian football.

Although the iconic Ready crest design has been around for some time, Rangers actually upgraded the crest this summer.

As part of a wider digital transformation, the Ibrox side have upgraded the club’s iconic Ready crest to give it a fresh, modern look.

Rangers are committed to the modernisation of the club and continue to invest heavily in the side’s digital and media presence.

Alongside this, Rangers have also been undertaking a programme of investment into Ibrox Stadium and the surrounding grounds following years of neglect at the hands of previous regimes.

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