Rangers fans smash funding target as RSC plans Red Arrows fly by for 55
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Rangers fans smash funding target as RSC plans Red Arrows fly by for 55

Rangers fans have smashed the funding target to have legendary British aerobatic display team the Red Arrows fly over Ibrox when the club secures its 55th league title.

A GoFundMe page set up by the Bridgeton Loyal earlier today [28/01] appealed to Gers fans to donate to have the famous display team fly over the iconic stadium.

Originally looking to raise £14k, at the time of writing the fund has already raised over £19k with the rest being promised to charity.

Aptly named Fly by for 55, the campaign has raised that amount in little over seven hours in what is an incredible example of the power of the Rangers support.

Even if the Rangers Supporters Club cannot get the Red Arrows flyover the money will be donated to charitable causes.

The appeal reads:

“In what has been an incredibly difficult time for all across society, the true spirit of football has been realised, offering a temporary escape from the pandemic.

“Supporters of Glasgow Rangers in particular have been spoiled by the quality of product on the pitch, with Steven Gerrard’s team looking set to break a 10 year duck and bring home title number 55.

“There will never be a support more deserving of this success; backing the team in their hoards throughout all divisions of Scottish Football breaking records on the way back to the top of the domestic game. This loyalty should never be understated – and this is what makes it even more disappointing that supporters will not be able to see the team lift that trophy at Ibrox.

“For this reason, the Bridgeton Loyal Rangers Supporters Club are attempting to raise money in order to arrange a fly over by the Red Arrows on the day the league trophy is lifted.

“The plan is to have the arrows fly over Ibrox, George Square and then Bridgeton in what will be a historic day by all involved at the club.

“Although not yet definitively clear if this will be possible, in the event that it does not materialise, all proceeds raised will be donated to a number of charities close to the wider Rangers family’s heart.

“These will include the Erskine Charity and the Emmie Smillie Charity foundation – both causes all bears can get behind.”

The Red Arrows are a British institution and Rangers fans are hoping they’ll fly over Ibrox for 55. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)

Rangers fans will now wait to find out if the Red Arrows can undertake the fly-over with the global pandemic obviously remaining a great obstacle to events like this being planned.

The Red Arrows is officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and Rangers fans will be hoping the club’s connection to the Armed Forces can help sway the move.