Much has been said about the poppy in the run up to Remembrance Sunday yesterday. Rangers fans, who also pride themselves on displays of remembrance and an association with the military didn’t disappoint on the 100th year anniversary of World War I ending.
A stunning stand sized display on the Govan Stand was the cherry on the top of a superb day at Ibrox. Wreaths were laid, the fans contributed to a special display of remembrance and Rangers also delivered on the pitch. A 7-1 scoreline at times actually flattered Motherwell. It could’ve easily been more.
Rangers display today👏 pic.twitter.com/69r8VdyiPS
— Football Away Days (@AwayDays_) November 11, 2018
The other major game took place in Livingston, were Celtic were held 0-0 by the Lions at the Tony Macaroni. But it wasn’t just the scoreline that Rangers fans commented on. Despite an at times angry reluctance of Celtic fans to do so, Brendan Rodgers also wore a poppy in an act of remembrance on the touchline.
That’s despite there being no poppy on the Celtic strip. Rangers fans were also quick to commend Rodgers for the gesture on the 100th anniversary of World War I ending.
Rodgers wore the poppy despite it being against club policy.
Here’s what Rangers fans had to say.
I'm well and truly prepared for all the stick I will take for this post but well done to Brendan Rodgers for going against club policy and wearing a poppy. Let the pelters begin even the Irish Ambassador laid a wreath at the cenotaph today.
— Bill Young (@BillRockSport) November 11, 2018
Fair play to Brendan Rodgers for defying the club and his own fans and taking part in Remebrance Day. Celtic are a disgrace to Scotland and Britain for not showing respect to those who sacrificed there lives for us #Lestweforget pic.twitter.com/AQUcLi2LcH
— RangersLinfieldFC (@bluesbrothers86) November 11, 2018
Shout-out to Brendan Rodgers today btw wearing the poppy and dropping points
Good lad 🤘
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) November 11, 2018
Fair play to Brendan Rodgers today wearing a poppy, least someone in that fucking disgrace of a club has a bit respect
— gregor graham (@gregorgraham22) November 11, 2018
The irony is that some of those slating Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers for choosing to wear the Poppy are the first to defend James McClean when he refuses to wear one proclaiming ‘freedom to choose.’
Fair play to Mr Rodgers.
— Cllr Dale Pankhurst (@Dale_Pankhurst) November 11, 2018
Nothing but respect for Brendan Rodgers for defying the club and his own fans and taking part in #RemebranceDay CFC are a disgrace to Scotland and Britain for not showing respect to those who sacrificed there lives for us #Lestweforget pic.twitter.com/e2UEP258Up
— Iain Glen (@glen1873) November 11, 2018
Fair play Brendan Rodgers. Showing respect. pic.twitter.com/lWVWbthU9w
— Jamie Bryson (@JamieBrysonCPNI) November 11, 2018
Good on Brendan Rodgers……. pic.twitter.com/8svMBxJErM
— Mr M (@MBS1872) November 11, 2018