Incredible research has suggested that Rangers contribute more supporters to Scotland’s Tartan Army than any other club.
The statistics, revealed by the digital manager of the SFA, Michael Bochel, show that there are more Rangers fans in Tartan Army supporters club than any other team. Celtic came in third.
On the face of it, this makes perfect sense. Rangers are far-and-away the country’s most supported club.
From the borders to the Hebrides Rangers are the dominant club in the country, give or take a few pockets around the country. This map shows it.
But this news is surprising given how fractured the relationship between Rangers fans and Scotland has been over the last few years.
From players being booed at Wembley and Pittodrie, to claims of chanting against Rangers, many bluenoses feel an anti-Rangers sentiment in the Tartan Army. The carnage of 2012 certainly didn’t help.
But these statistics show that in Scotland supporters clubs at least, Rangers contribute more bodies than any other club.
Perhaps leaving club loyalty at the doors of Hampden, at all levels of the game, can galvanise the country’s football team?