Rangers have responded on social media after Bengaluru FC pulled off a major achievement in the 2021 Durand Cup.
Alongside Orange County SC and Hamburger SV, Bengaluru are one of three partners clubs for the Gers.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 27, 2019
Their agreement was struck in September 2019, although collaboration has, to an extent, been restricted by the pandemic.
‘The Blues’ play their home matches at the 25,000 capacity Sree Kanteerava Stadium and compete in the Indian Super League.
However, before the 2021/22 league season begins in November, they are taking part in the 130th edition of the Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia.
Gokulam Kerala are the defending champions, but Bengaluru are eyeing up the 2021 title.
On Tuesday, they defeated the Indian Navy 5-3 to qualify for the quarter-finals undefeated as winners of Group C.
Earlier this month, they defeated Kerala Blasters 2-0 and drew 2-2 with Delhi.
After their qualification was confirmed, the Blues posted several celebratory tweets, one of which the Gers responded to with fire and blue heart emojis.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 21, 2021
Rangers’ other partner clubs have already kicked off their league campaigns.
HSV are currently sixth in the 2. Bundesliga with 12 points from their opening seven matches. They’re hoping to gain promotion back to the German top flight after several disappointing campaigns.
Meanwhile, OCSC are third in the Western Conference of the USL Championship after 24 matches, behind Phoenix Rising and San Diego Loyal.
In other news, Rangers fans have been left in stitches by a line in Celtic’s annual report.