Rangers have delivered a subtle nod to Arsenal ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague – and Gers fans on Twitter were quick to lend their support to the Gunners ahead of the quarter-final clash.
The Gunners and Slavia clash as the racism row surrounding Ondřej Kúdela and Ibrox star Glen Kamara sees the Czech defender suspended by UEFA as they continue their investigations.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 8, 2021
The club shared a photo of Bill Struth and Arsenal legend Herbert Chapman from 1933 as their ‘Pic of the Day’ on Twitter, as they acknowledged the long-standing links between the two clubs.
As well as Kamara being an ex-Gunner, Arsenal are managed by former Ger Mikel Arteta and the two sides have played a number of games against each other stretching all the way back to 1933.
Rangers also held 16 shares in Arsenal, having bought two as the North London side faced financial ruin, before being gifted a further fourteen by Arsenal around 20 years later as a mark of appreciation – however Craig Whyte sold them for £230,000 and Gers fans are still hopeful the club can one day get them back.
Others, who weren’t quite so fussed about the shares were just keen to see Slavia get thumped and it’s something we can get right behind too.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
— Danny (@OnlyAnExcuse) April 8, 2021
Bit of this tonight pic.twitter.com/Cvssj9GGID
— Ro55co 🏆 (@rsjh0501) April 8, 2021
Tonight, we are all Arsenal fans pic.twitter.com/1TlBQpfEjD
— Discophrenia (@DiscophreniaRFC) April 8, 2021
Good luck to arsenal tonight 🇬🇧
— Callum Irvine (@CallumIrvine11) April 8, 2021
We need to get the shares back
— EvanAlmighty95 (@EvanAlex95) April 8, 2021
Mon the Arsenal https://t.co/RTxbQElt3z
— william (@Gourleyyyy) April 8, 2021
I see you, I see what you do https://t.co/rjoAdfVnuw
— Stuart Thomson (@StuartThomson9) April 8, 2021
admin knows exactly what he’s doing, respect it https://t.co/WypF6IdkUH
— euan (@_EuanG72) April 8, 2021
— Every Other Saturday Podcast🇬🇧⚽️ (@EveryOtherSatu1) April 8, 2021
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