Rangers fans have praised former Gers player and manager Stuart McCall for passionate comments made outside Ibrox that prompted a backlash from Celtic fans [Sky Sports].
McCall’s short stint in the Ibrox hot seat in 2015 didn’t work out as he would’ve hoped but the former midfielder enjoyed huge success during his time at the club as a player, winning ten major honours between 1991 and 1998.
The 56-year-old knows how to get over the line in a title race, with five top-flight winners medals from his stint in Glasgow.
There’s no race as such this season, though, with Steven Gerrard’s side cantering towards the crown and McCall thinks the Gers’ impending triumph is the talk of the city.
“It’ll mean everything because the supporters have stuck with the club through thick and thin over the last nine years,” McCall told Sky Sports outside Ibrox. “They’ve been down divisions but they’ve backed them and that’s the only sadness, really, that you don’t have an Ibrox rocking at this moment in time with 50,000 fans, but I’m sure they’ll make the most of it once the day comes.”
“All season, the number being talked about has been ten. The only number that’s talked about in Glasgow now is 55 and it’s on its way.”
🗣️"The only number being talked about in Glasgow now is 55 and it's on its way"
Former Rangers boss Stuart McCall describes what winning the Premiership title would mean to supporters as the Ibrox side moved to within seven points of the title. pic.twitter.com/m3vAZM8wTw
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) February 22, 2021
McCall’s passionate comments certainly got people talking, with Celtic fans dominating the several hundred comments left underneath the video.
Many left Sevco-related complaints, questioning the assertion that Rangers’ impending top-flight title would be their 55th.
The Rangers fans that responded were delighted that McCall had so successfully wound up their rivals, though, and heaped praise on the Englishman.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
— Clubdeck Geo (@ClubdeckGeo) February 22, 2021
Yes Stu! pic.twitter.com/TZrOkbVNCL
— Chris Bett (@chr1sbett) February 22, 2021
Right on Stuart, #55 on its way and it’s going to be fantastic 💙💙💙💙
— Gary Oliphant (@garoliphant) February 22, 2021
— dad bods matter (@BorlandDunk) February 22, 2021
Celtic fans Raging LOVE IT pic.twitter.com/Cgw87pnjWK
— mattB™️ (@Iam_Bartlett) February 22, 2021
Here comes the world record #FiftyFive. It has absolutely DESTROYED C*ltic. DESTROYED for years to come. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Gary 💙 #StayHomeSaveLives (@gbc123) February 22, 2021
Great player for the famous Rangers FC 👍
I agree with the man, 55 is coming😎⚽️🥳
— WellTravelledGlaswegian (@TravelledWell) February 22, 2021
— S J S RFC1872🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@StevenJamesSem1) February 22, 2021
Well said Stuart pic.twitter.com/7tZN4XLm3j
— 🇬🇧Coplandbear🇬🇧™ (@Coplandbear1872) February 22, 2021
Glorious stuff Stuart! Glorious!!
— Alex mcgraw (@aldomcgraw) February 23, 2021
Rangers are back in Europa League action with their Round of 32 second-leg clash against Royal Antwerp at Ibrox on Thursday night and the club has urged supporters to get involved in an ‘innovative’ event during the match.