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Rangers fans salute Ibrox legend Tiny Gallacher after emotional Celtic vid

Rangers fans have been reacting to an emotional video of a legendary Ibrox staffer being shown match highlights of the club’s 2-0 win over Celtic through the window of a care home.

Mary “Tiny” Gallacher worked as a club cook and tour guide at Ibrox for 51 years before retiring to a guard of honour from Rangers players who appreciated everything she did for them and the club.

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Because Tiny is now in a care home and due to the situation with Covid-19 her son couldn’t visit her directly face-to-face to enjoy the match.

But that didn’t stop him visiting Tiny and showing her the match through a window with the Rangers legend’s reaction absolutely priceless.

Tiny is woven into the fabric of Rangers and overseen more than five decades of glory, pain, success and tyranny, making her a special character and figure for all involved at Ibrox.

There’s little doubt she’d have enjoyed Connor Goldson’s double just as much as she would’ve the countless Old Firm goals and victories she’s enjoyed in the past.

Rangers supporters took to Twitter to salute a club legend and celebrate alongside her as Tiny and her family make the most of life and Rangers amid the pandemic.

Tiny, 74, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago and when she was moved into care her family compiled albums of photos and memorabilia from her time with Rangers.

This emotional Glasgow Times article about her career also touches on a quote from former Rangers vice-chairman Donald Findlay on women in football and Tiny’s role at Ibrox.

“I certainly wouldn’t like to go to Tiny in the kitchen and say we don’t have any women in positions of power,” said Findlay.

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“She is probably the most influential person in the whole stadium.”

Good on you Tiny, Rangers fans everywhere will be glad you got to enjoy the game.

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