Rangers fans had waited years to see their side properly dismantle Old Firm rivals Celtic on the pitch but amid a social media boycott, they had to wait a few extra days to see the club turn the screw off it.

The Rangers social media rarely misses a beat but on the weekend where the club destroyed Celtic 4-1, everyone in Scottish football had taken a stand against racist abuse on online platforms.

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Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos ran amok over Celtic at the weekend as he scored the second goal in a 4-1 win. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That message is certainly a bigger one than some light-hearted joshing on social media in the aftermath of an Old Firm humbling but as the boycott ended, so did the abstinence.

Straight away the Ibrox social media team was on with the now legendary Morelos Salt Bae celebration the first GIF published on the club’s official Twitter account.

Alongside this was a link to perhaps the most hotly anticipated Inside Ibrox of the season – except the one we’re still waiting on from the day we won the league – where Morelos ran amok over Celtic.

Rangers fans had spent the whole weekend longing for some official club content to scratch their Old Firm itch and as the club’s account roared back, it did not disappoint.

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Bang on midnight, armed with all the Morelos content Rangers fans could handle, the official account re-emerged from the protest ready to turn Twitter blue again.

Rangers fans certainly appreciated the tweet and responded in kind with rounds of applause for both the admin and El Bufalo:


The weekend’s result leaves Rangers an amazing 23 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and two games away from an unbeaten league campaign.

Here’s more on the social media blackout at Ibrox over the weekend and what Rangers, Celtic and the other SPFL sides hoped to achieve by powering down their accounts.

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