Rangers fans have praised Jermain Defoe on Twitter after the player represented the first team at the opening of the new Rangers store at Ibrox.
After months of renovation work the store was reopened on Thursday, much to the delight of fans who flocked to the stadium to snap up all sorts of new Castore products.
We Are Open 👋
Welcome to The Rangers Store pic.twitter.com/nDQrYMGo6q
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 6, 2020
With all fit senior players in Germany for the Europa League last 16 clash against Bayer Leverkusen, it wasn’t possible to have multiple star names in attendance.
However, Defoe, who is currently out of action with a hamstring injury, went along to have a look around and to speak to the press.
After the visit, he posted a message on social media which has gone down well with many supporters, who feel he is a fantastic ambassador for the club.
“Great to represent the First Team at the opening of the new Rangers store at Ibrox,” he wrote on Twitter.”An historic day for our club.”
“Well done to the boys at Castore too. The support of our fans has been incredible.”
Defoe has immersed himself in the culture of Rangers since arriving in Glasgow, speaking highly about the scale of the club and it’s fanbase during his time on loan from Bournemouth.
There was never any doubt that he was going to join on a permanent deal when his Cherries contract expired and now the former Spurs, West Ham, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Toronto FC striker is using ‘our club’ when referring to the Gers.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
“Our Club” 💙 pic.twitter.com/IhDcyQdum0
— 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗿 (@SeafarerMichael) August 7, 2020
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) August 7, 2020
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Class JD. A perfect ambassador on and off the pitch. #OurClub 👌🏻
— Rodney Wallace (@RodProd16) August 7, 2020
You’re a class act both on and off the park and genuinely nice guy who wants to be part of our special club thank you @IAmJermainDefoe
— toronto bear (@55coming) August 7, 2020
“Our club” pic.twitter.com/vsRjapJfuD
— Cllr G McGinnigle (@Graeme__mcg) August 7, 2020
Inspiration of a man the way you conduct yourself on/off the park. Massive asset to us 💙🇬🇧
— Gav (@RangersDaft72) August 7, 2020
You saying our club pic.twitter.com/hLWGUo67kt
— Carzybear. (@Carzy1994) August 7, 2020
Could we have a better ambassador. 💙
— Ben 💙✋⚔️🛡️ (@Bike_Nut69) August 7, 2020
Jermain Defoe – Class personified.
— Dubby Denton (@SkiBunny123) August 7, 2020
— Daddy Bear (@theliftman07) August 7, 2020
“Our club” 🥰🥰
— Jordan👑 (@RFCjordan_) August 7, 2020