Youngsters who came through the youth ranks at Rangers have been paying tribute to “Mummy Morag” McNeill who sadly passed away recently.
The Academy landlord provided much more than a roof over the head of Rangers’ young talent. She was a mother figure who provided emotional and professional support, and in doing so cemented herself into the foundations of the club.
Her influence has certainly never been forgotten by those youngsters she guided. Many have taken to social media to send messages of appreciation for everything Morag done.
From some of those still at the club like Ross McCrorie to boys who’ve moved on like Jordan Gibson, she left an indelible mark of their lives and careers.
Such a lovely person who looked after me so much 😓❤️ https://t.co/8I5mZP2E5H
— JG (@JLG27_) January 10, 2019
Thanks for everything Morag, you will be missed💙 https://t.co/IO5u5cGqxq
— Ross McCrorie (@RossMcCrorie4) January 10, 2019
Thanks for everything!😢💙 https://t.co/3NwSlXCO3n
— Zak Rudden (@zakorudden) January 10, 2019
Such a kind woman, RIP Morag 💙 https://t.co/t2BOcuh62Q
— ursene mouanda (@ursenemouanda) January 10, 2019
💔 RIP Morag💙 https://t.co/B4ougZMsK4
— Grant Nelson (@grantxnelson1) January 10, 2019
It’s a great touch from the youngsters. They’re clearly deeply moved by Morag’s passing and it’s testament to the both her work at Rangers and her positive influence as a person. Zak Rudden even dedicated his Championship winner for Falkirk over Ayr on Saturday to the Academy landlord.
That one was for you Morag 💙😢 https://t.co/exuClgMYHp
— Zak Rudden (@zakorudden) January 5, 2019
Rangers released an emotional statement yesterday to commemorate Morag McNeill. You can find that here.
In it, they spoke of her influence and the role she had at the club for more than ten years. And how sorely missed she will be.
The late, great Sandy Jardine brought Morag to Ibrox and always spoke of her unique and special role at Rangers.
Morag is a big loss to Rangers and everyone at Ibrox appreciates and cherishes her contribution to the club.