Rangers have issued important information to supporters via email regarding tributes for Walter Smith ahead of tonight’s clash with Aberdeen.
The league fixture is the first Gers match since the club legend sadly passed away.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 26, 2021
Tributes have poured in from around the footballing world since the club announced the devastating news yesterday morning.
High-profile players and coaches have praised the former Rangers manager and chairman for his football brain, kindness and values, while fans have already suggested that a stand at Ibrox be named after him.
Rangers directors, players and staff laid a wreath at Ibrox this afternoon, while shirts, scarves and flowers have built up at the stadium’s famous gates.
Club Directors, staff and players laid a wreath at Ibrox earlier today in tribute to Walter Smith. pic.twitter.com/IhCNxIs68q
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 27, 2021
The fixture against the Dons is almost sold out and the club issued important information to supporters via email at around 4.30pm.
‘The Rangers family have lost one of our icons and tonight, we will be remembering Walter Smith ahead of the match with Aberdeen.’
‘A minute’s silence will be held prior to kick-off, and with that and also the number of supporters paying their respects outside the stadium, we encourage all supporters to arrive earlier than normal.’
The email then goes on to remind fans of road closures due to COP26, including the Clydeside Expressway, before confirming that vaccine passport checks ‘will be in place’.
The heavy rain that has fallen in Glasgow throughout the day is also likely to impact travel.
A number of roads around the stadium footprint have been severely impacted by flooding. We are working with the Glasgow City Council to resolve this issue. Please allow extra time to get to Ibrox this evening.
— RangersFC SLO (@RangersFCSLO) October 27, 2021
It’s going to be an extremely emotional night at Ibrox as a true legend is remembered.