Rangers fans have responded after the UEFA Europa League account tweeted about a Gers star’s ‘individual brilliance’.
Bears have been keen to engage with UEFA social media channels throughout the season, with Rangers streaking clear in polls and individual players receiving praise.
It was Ryan Kent’s turn to be the subject of a glowing tweet on Tuesday afternoon, as footage of his superb goal from last week’s Round of 32 first-leg clash against Royal Antwerp was shared.
The winger’s 83rd-minute strike at the Bosuilstadion made the score 3-3 and put the visitors in a position to win the game, with Borna Barisic’s 90th-minute penalty eventually completing the turnaround.
Kent’s effort was the pick of the seven goals scored in the game. After receiving a pass from Joe Aribo, he played a one-two with Alfredo Morelos on the left side of the host’s penalty area before showing great skill to evade several defenders and fire a finish into the top right corner.
The goal clearly impressed UEFA’s social media team, as they tweeted alongside the footage: “Great interplay – individual brilliance – Ryan Kent for @RangersFC”, as well as red, white and blue emojis.
Unsurprisingly, the tweet was well received, particularly by Rangers fans, racking up several thousand likes and many comments.
Here’s a selection of responses:
— Thomas Gordon (@thomasgordonx) February 23, 2021
Europa League you are staunch
— LewisWeenie (@LewisWeenie) February 23, 2021
— Jordan (@RFCjordan_) February 23, 2021
— Laudo (@notbrianlaudrup) February 23, 2021
I like how Mr Europa league uses the red white and blue https://t.co/yeYd6if4kP
— Gaz (@garyjkennedy92) February 23, 2021
Im going to miss the Europa League admin next season https://t.co/zhaksRs7m6
— Andy (@iempire_andy) February 23, 2021
Love to see it https://t.co/bxIyF0J9o1
— S̶e̶v̶c̶o̶ McBeck (@Db10___) February 23, 2021
we will miss you next season 😍
— alex (@AlexFergueyy) February 23, 2021
Kent’s goal in Belgium was his ninth in all competitions this season to go alongside eleven assists and he’ll be hoping to add to his tallies in the second leg at Ibrox on Thursday night.
Rangers will be understrength for the game after the confirmation of a double blow.