Rangers rivals and lowly Championship outfit Dundee United have just crashed out of the Scottish Cup – to a last-minute goal.

The Arabs were unceremoniously papped out of the tournament in a 2-1 defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Former Ger Nicky Clark had equalised for Dundee United after Joe Chalmers had Caley Thistle ahead. Aaron Doran struck in the 92nd minute sparking wild celebrations from the ICT bench.

Dundee United will get absolutely no sympathy from Gers fans.


Then club Chairman Stephen Thompson was a vocal opponent of Rangers during the club’s financial woes. The general feeling amongst fans is that Thompson and the United fans revelled in our demise.

There were also several high-profile incidents involving ticketing. The first, in 2009, involved Thompson refusing to refund Rangers fan’s tickets after an abandoned match.

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The other concerns Rangers refusing tickets for a Scottish Cup tie in 2012 during the aforementioned financial difficulties.

Joe Chalmers celebrates after opening the scoring against Dundee United. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Dundee United were relegated from the Scottish Premiership in 2016 but currently sit in a playoff spot in the Scottish Championship.

They could well return to Ibrox next season should they finish the end of the season strongly. But they’re no longer in the Scottish Cup.

That means one ex-Gers captain will need to wait to face off against his former side after joining United as a coach.