While it could be better, things aren’t going too badly at Rangers right now. Indeed, with Steven Gerrard at the helm, the Gers are back in the Europa League group stages and, generally, look a more cohesive unit under his watch.
Still, the Light Blues have a long way to go under the Kop idol to restore former glories, that much is clear. With the club’s 55th league title proving elusive as bitter rivals Celtic dominate proceedings atop the Scottish Premiership, Gers fans will have to think back to years gone by to see trophies at Ibrox.
So, a tweet from the Scottish Premiership’s official account had Rangers fans taking a trip down memory road. Taking to Twitter, they threw it back to the 2002/03 campaign, when Mikel Arteta’s penalty against Dunfermline wrapped up a stunning 6-1 win to seal the club’s title win.
| Talk about a pressure penalty! In his inaugural season at Ibrox @m8arteta stepped up and converted this penalty kick against Dunfermline to wrap up the 02/03 title for @RangersFC! #TBT pic.twitter.com/wbgMOPEZ8P
— SPFL (@spfl) September 13, 2018
On that day, then-Celtic striker and current Scottish football pundit Chris Sutton accused The Pars of ‘laying down’ as Rangers won the title, so the memory certainly had Gers fans online joking about the matter.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the reaction.
Aye but according to @chris_sutton73 Dunfermline “lay down” that day… in true Chris “logic” Killie didn’t lay down to his own Celtic team that won 4-0 on the same day. Chris and logic are like oil and water, they simply don’t go together
— Joli Wasfi (@joliwasfi) September 13, 2018
There wasn't any pressure was there @chris_sutton73?
Goalkeeper was lying down when he took it!
— Graham Booth (@Booth1986) September 13, 2018
— Andy (@1872andy) September 13, 2018
— Craig RT (@notassassins) September 13, 2018