A number of Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with what they feel is a subdued and negative atmosphere at Ibrox of late.
Sky Sports reporter Charles Paterson, who covered the Light Blues’ 1-0 win at home to St Mirren on Wednesday, wrote that “the tension inside Ibrox was audible” as supporters “vented their frustrations at the lack of creative spark” from their team, with almost 50,000 in attendance on the night. That win came five days after Rangers had to be patient before eventually breaking down third-tier Stranraer in the Scottish Cup, with Scott Arfield breaking the deadlock just before half-time.
The ‘Gers came into 2020 off the back of a derby win away to Celtic, who they trail by just two points in a tightly-contested title race, and have won their last six matches in all competitions, although the atmosphere at Ibrox had already been a source of discontent among some Rangers fans in recent weeks. Following the St Mirren game on Wednesday, supporters of the club again voiced their displeasure with the mood around the stadium on Twitter, with one fan equating it to “a ghost town”:
86/87 Souness brought the feel good factor back after yrs of dross. Stadium was full. Atmosphere electric. Crowd roared us on to the title.
19/20 Gerrard’s done likewise. Stadium is full. Atmosphere is dead. Crowd moan & only get behind the team after we score
Back our team!
— Delbert (@Delbert73) January 23, 2020
Ibrox atmosphere is becoming a bit of a myth, people would rather scream their lungs out at a player for a bad touch instead of putting them to good use and sing the songs and get behind the team
— Andrew (@andrew97bro) January 24, 2020
Stevie G asks the fans to get behind the team.
Response from fans is zero
— WATP (@hrmtaxiservice) January 23, 2020
Totally agree, atmosphere is shocking! Going for 55, still in cup and Europa, Ibrox should be bouncing every week!
— Chz✨ (@chz1789) January 23, 2020
Just looking for decent fans at Ibrox for once. The people I feel bad for are the ones who want atmosphere but don’t sit BF, because they get ridiculed for singing and standing up. Our support is embarrassing sometimes
— SS (@_SS1872) January 23, 2020
Rangers fans, do you feel there is a lack of positive atmosphere around Ibrox given the team’s winning streak and realistic title prospects? Comment below with your views!
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