A pre-contract signing from St. Mirren in 2007, his ability, or lack of it, was routinely mocked by the opposition. And often by our own supporters. But he was a committed and brave player, and someone who was highly regarded.
Stopping short of calling him a cult hero, most fans will think fondly of him. This is a player who started the UEFA Cup Final. Someone who helped guide us to three league titles in a row. But now, his legacy at Ibrox looks to be in danger of being forever damaged.
And not because of anything the fans have done. Over the last two seasons, Broadfoot’s behaviour towards Rangers, their players and the supporters who once paid his wages, has been appalling.
His rake down the Achilles of Alfredo Morelos was horrific. His dive after the Colombian naturally reacted was even more painful. To watch at least.
Then there was that nonsense incident last season with Ryan Jack. Broadfoot got Jack sent off after stepping on his toe and then going down like a tonne of bricks when Jack confronted him. It was embarrassing.
But more than that, it smacks of serious disrespect. Disrespect to the club and fans were he enjoyed the most successful period of his career.
And it’s a disrespect Rangers supporters are very unlikely to forget. Has he tarnished his legacy at Ibrox?
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