Rangers fans are arranging a special tribute to a diehard supporter this weekend after he tragically passed away last week.
Grant Armitage sadly lost his battle with cancer after spending more than six years battling the disease. Grant not only loved Glasgow Rangers, but he gave much of his life following them. This fitting tribute is about celebrating that fact.
In the 28th minute of Sunday’s match with Hamilton, supporters are being encouraged to engage in a minute’s applause in his honour. It is a touching tribute to the diehard bluenose but will also mean a lot to his family.
It is a small token of appreciation and remembrance to a popular figure amongst the support. Grant travelled all over to follow “his beloved Rangers near and far.”
Fans are eager to show their appreciation.
The most courageous boy I have ever met @grant19899 couldn’t be more prouder to call you my brother. You fought that horrible disease on/off for 6 and a half years and never complained once,you just carried on with your life and achieved so much. Love you forever G ❤️
— GreggA (@GreggA84) October 14, 2018
— Ross McGill (@RossMcG1872) October 15, 2018
As you may have seen Grant Armitage sadly passed away after a brave battle with cancer.If you are attending the game on Sunday can you please join in on 28th minute for a minutes applause in his honour. He followed his beloved Rangers near and far. Please RT. Absent friends. 💙
— Gregco (@Gregco_) October 14, 2018
So sad to hear the passing of grant Armitage! Sleep easy mate..
NO SURRENDER 💙❤️🇬🇧
— S A Y E R S Y (@sayersy1872) October 15, 2018
Woke up to the horrible news that 1 of the BLRSC has lost his fight to cancer. Grant Armitage the way you fought this disease head on was an inspiration to us all. Rest easy Grant, pic.twitter.com/7jpBOrIdgI
— John McEwan (@JohnMcEwan8) October 14, 2018
Rest easy grant armitage 💙
— 💙of🇨🇴 (@ryan_main) October 14, 2018
Sad to here of an old friend Grant Armitage losing his battle with cancer last night, hope all Rangers fans can get involved in a minutes applause against accies at the weekend, RIP wee man ❤️
— Johnny Doc (@johnnydoc88) October 15, 2018
No Surrender Grant Armitage💙🇬🇧
For those who knew Grant, you would know he was Rangers daft. You saw him week in week out following the Rangers.
This Sunday v Hamilton we’re appealing to fans to applaud on the 28th minute in honour of Grant.
PLEASE RT FAR AND WIDE BEARS
— RangersRSCFlags (@RangersRSCFlags) October 14, 2018
A man very close to the club he loved
Not only did Grant go to every Rangers game he could, but he was also recognised by the club on several occasions. He was selected by the Rangers Charity Foundation for a Dream Day last season and also had a visit from Sone Aluko in 2012.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 3, 2012
Everyone at @RFC_Charity is extremely saddened to hear about the passing of Grant Armitage.
We were fortunate to spend time with Grant during his Dream Day experience in 2017.
— Rangers Charity (@RFC_Charity) October 15, 2018
It’s such a crying shame someone so young has passed away from cancer. It will also mean so much for Grant’s family that Rangers fans band together and celebrate his life with this short applause.
If you’re attending the Hamilton match, then please join in on the 28th minute. However, even f you’re not, please share this information far and wide.
It is the least Rangers and the Rangers fans can do for a supporter who dedicated much of his life to the club he loved.