Rangers fans were voicing their opinion on what they thought was a huge ‘sliding doors moment’ and it’s fair to say, there was one which stood out among the many replies.
Journalist Jordan Campbell posed the question and according to some, the injury suffered by Michael Mols was a moment which ‘could have changed the course of football history’. The Dutch striker suffered a horrible knee issue after clashing with Bayern Munich ‘keeper Oliver Kahn during a Champions League game back in 1999. The striker had scored 13 times in his opening 20 games for the club before the unfortunate incident, highlighting why the fans picked him.
Overall, he scored 48 goals in 147 appearances across all competitions as he failed to fully recover from the setback (via Soccerbase). That said, he was still at the club throughout a hugely successful time and went on to win many trophies, including the domestic treble following the 2002/2003 campaign. Supporters were adamant his injury was a ‘sliding doors moment’ as they took to Twitter to react on what one called a ‘huge’ setback. Here are some tweets:
The Mols injury – he was on fire up until that point – looked a real world beater. The Durrant injury was also a bit of a watershed – didn’t come back as the same player
— David (@TweetzDavid) March 18, 2020
— Dougie Mc (@DougieMcclymont) March 18, 2020
Mols injury was huge, he was the type of player that got you really excited to watch your team.
— Chris Scott (@christtocs) March 18, 2020
Michael Mols getting injured against Bayern. Honestly think we would have went to the late stages with him fully fit. He was unreal.
— MonTheTeddyBears! (@StaunchForever) March 18, 2020
— David (@Mackay87David) March 18, 2020
Mols vs Bayern
— Iain Linklater (@IainLinklater84) March 18, 2020
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