Rangers pay their respects to fallen heroes with Armistice Day tribute
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Rangers pay their respects to fallen heroes with Armistice Day tribute

Rangers have laid a wreath at the Ibrox Disaster memorial statue of John Greig to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of both World Wars this Armistice Day.

The Ibrox club has a proud tradition of celebrating the sacrifice of those who fought in both wars and continued this by paying their respects earlier today.

Laying a wreath of poppies at the foot of the statue, Rangers accompanied it with a small message which reads “Lest We Forget, from all at Rangers Football Club.”

The news also comes after Rangers laid wreaths in the middle of the pitch ahead of the club’s 8-0 demolition of Hamilton at Ibrox over the weekend.


Remembrance Sunday is normally a big day for supporters but amid the coronavirus stadium lockout, the club had to make do without them as they paid their respects ahead of the match.

A large poppy was placed in the centre-spot as the players observed a minute’s silence in honour of our fallen heroes.

A number of the player’s commemorative poppy shirts will also be auctioned off in support of the Rangers Charity Foundation’s Armed Forces Fund [Rangers].

This seeks to raise financial support for serving personnel and veterans, with Rangers handing out virtual RangersTV passes to Veterans charities to make up for the fact they couldn’t invite personnel to the game.

Rangers captain James Tavernier and goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin lay wreaths ahead of the club’s match with Hamilton. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers also set up a Poppy Scotland approved donation page via the Renfrew Rotary – who usually organise the matchday can collection – to ensure fans can still donate.

You can access this by visiting @RangersPoppyRotary on Facebook.

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