Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam has expressed his delight at being asked to play for the Ibrox club in this weekend’s legends charity match, however, not everyone is as happy.
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) October 7, 2019
Adam played 77 times for Rangers before moving to England where he has stayed ever since playing for Blackpool, Liverpool, Stoke and Reading. The midfielder enjoyed success at Ibrox winning the league title in 2008/09 but never fully established himself as an essential part of the first team, leading to his departure at the end of that season following a loan spell at Blackpool.
It was his comments in 2012 with the Light Blues in administration that may have sparked this reaction. Adam, when asked about Rangers situation in relation to his brother, Grant, who was a 20-year-old goalkeeper at the club said via The Telegraph:
“I am not interested, simple as that. It is nothing to do with me, I don’t need to say anything. The only person I am interested in is my brother. My brother is there and for me, that’s the important thing. He might lose his job and it is going to be difficult”.
“I have spoken to Grant but that remains private between us because he is my brother and that’s the way it goes. But the rest of it, it is nothing to do with me. I can’t affect what has happened there and what has gone before”.
The lack of empathy for the club didn’t go down well. He may have, clumsily, meant to express that the most important aspect of the fiasco was his brother but these football fans haven’t forgotten.
Here is a selection of the responses to Adam looking forward to his return to Ibrox, it’s safe to say he may be in for a cold reception.
You’ve got an absolute cheek https://t.co/xtzNFwGKwW
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) October 8, 2019
— Nathan (@NathanC1872) October 8, 2019
I’d rather you never came back and wore our colours again.
— the queen’s 11 (@Bob32320168) October 8, 2019
Are you not even in the slightest bit ashamed of yourself Charlie. Your not interested in Rangers are you.
— John Mason (@johnmasonrtid) October 8, 2019
Ya have a cheek, some still remember ya putting the feet into us when we were down Now we’ve rose again ya wanna be welcomed back into the #RangersFamily Not fit til wear the jersey
— (@db_gers784) October 8, 2019
Please don’t play for Rangers Charlie.
Some of us don’t forget
— cam rankin (@camrankin2) October 8, 2019
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You should do the right thing and pull out due to personal circumstances. We don’t forget.
— Gary (@GaryRFC_) October 8, 2019