While Rangers fans can’t do anything about the colour of grass at Ibrox – much to their disappointment- angry Rangers fans took to social media to criticise the club for posting a tweet with green football boots.
As per the club’s commercial deal with Puma, Rangers posted on their social media channels introducing two new football boots – Puma Future and Puma One. Ironically the post started with ‘Unleash frenzy’ and it did just that as Rangers fans demanded answers over the posts.
Twitter user Rangers Easy OK questioned the background of the club employee who posted up the boots, saying: “What apparent rangers supporter/employee sanctioned this tweet? Did they even read their job description do they even know the traditions of this great club????”
Ibrox Loyal raged: “Launch those in the bin. And whoever thought Rangers promoting green boots was a good idea, launch them as well.”
While Jon Weir on Instagram demanded to know: “What has happened to our club ffs!”
Rangers [old club] and their officials have previous for laughable decisions, such as banning Becks, Pepperami, Eggs Benedict and demanding any company that has green livery to change the colours if they want to do business with them. But it seems that green football boots are like a red rag to a bull when it comes to Rangers fans.
Only last year Rangers fans turned on midfielder Barrie McKay for daring to wear green boots after the club drew 1-1 with Ross County and then they hurled abuse at keeper Wes Foderingham for posting images of a new supply of gloves he received from his sponsors – which happened to be green and yellow.
That led to former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha in July ban players from wearing green boots, because it is ‘the colour of Celtic’.
At the time, Caixinha said: “From today, no one will wear boots of that colour because it is the colour of Celtic.
“The slogan ‘We are the People’ will be stamped on the walls for both our players and opponents to feel the strength of Rangers.
“The Rangers fans are full of hope, the Celtic fans are upbeat and excited and that’s normal because they have won six titles in a row.”
With Rangers currently 12 points behind league leaders Celtic you would think the fans would have better things to concern themselves about other than the colour of football boots.