Rangers fans pulled off a prank for the ages ahead of Old Firm showdown with Celtic
The fierce rivalry between Glasgow’s Old Firm hardly requires any further stoking but, prior to today’s Scottish Cup semi-final, some Rangers fans went ahead and stirred the pot.
When Glasgow Rangers were liquidated in 2012 and, indeed, marooned to the lowest ebb of the Scottish league, it meant the temporary suspension of one of football’s most deep-rooted and visceral local derbies.
In the interim, the SPL has failed to capture the imagination in any meaningful way, but Rangers’ recent promotion means today’s cup clash against Celtic will provide a telling precursor to resumption of hostilities next season.
Last night, in an act of true gamesmanship, Rangers supporters decided to paint the curbs outside Celtic Park in their patented red, blue and white.