Rangers fans have slammed former Celtic striker John Hartson for a bizarre tweet based around meeting a group of Gers supporters in Edinburgh airport this morning.

Steven Gerrard’s side are in Europa League action in Rotterdam this evening with a place in the knockout stages a real possibility. Should they achieve a positive result and the other match in Group G goes their way, they could progress with a game to spare.

Gerrard during press conference duty before the big game. (Photo by ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, in Group F, one of Hartson’s former clubs, Arsenal, are in action against Eintracht Frankfurt. They will progress to the knockout stages if they avoid defeat.

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One of the few things that is clear in the following tweet, is that Hartson is covering the game, presumably for BT Sport and that he was in Edinburgh airport ahead of his flight to London.

The rest of the content is nothing short of bizarre, though.

It looks as though Hartson is trying to make some sort of jibe about Rangers fans travelling with an intent to cause trouble, but really, it’s he who ends up with egg on his face.


Between inclusions such as ‘I told them…then I said back’ and the ridiculous misspelling of ‘Feyenoord’, it makes little to no sense and rightly prompted ridicule.

Here’s a selection of reactions:


And people wonder why fans don’t take some pundits seriously.

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