“Words aren’t enough” as Kemar Roofe sends shockwaves round Europe

“Words aren’t enough” as Kemar Roofe sends shockwaves round Europe
Rangers' Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring during a soccer match between Belgian team Standard de Liege and Scottish club Rangers FC, Thursday 22 October 2020 in Liege, on the first day of the group phase (group D) of the UEFA Europa League competition. BELGA PHOTO BRUNO FAHY (Photo by BRUNO FAHY/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

So, we’ll get to it. ‘That’ goal.

It’s hard to find the words to do it justice. Kemar Roofe, on as a second half substitute, with an amazing dribble and shimmy to find space, then found a moment of absolute genius, spotting Bodart off his line, and inside his own half launched the most staggering shot we will ever see in our lifetimes by a Rangers player, planting a 55-yard (what even was it?) shot in the back of the net.

This was a breathtaking moment, a world class moment, a staggering moment that words will never do justice to.

We admit it, we missed half of the flight of the ball, we just saw the ball soar into the bet from the 30 or so yards by then and we could only blink. In shock.

What… had we just seen.

What… just happened.

We couldn’t surely just have seen a half-pitch worldie fly into the back of the net?

But we had. It took us a moment to process this.

To realise what Alex Rae’s absolutely perplexed with joy reaction meant.

That this absolute rocket from the half line was the most astonishing moment in Rangers recent history, and one of the most incredible in our entire history.

Roofe, getting some stick from the home fans (yes, fans were there) as an ex-Anderlecht player, decided to flip the finger to them in the most painful way a set of suffering fans can endure, and produced a moment he’ll remember forever, a moment we’ll never see again.

It was beautiful, poetic, and simply highlighted the stunning heights this Rangers is reaching.

This was Liege, you know, the side the press had us believe would molicate us.

And Rangers were the first side to win on their patch this calendar year.

With that goal.

That goal.

Words aren’t enough.

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  1. I think the word worldie Is a bit unfair. A worldie to me is someone running onto a ball and unexpectedly smashing it into the net. A once in a lifetime goal. Roofe’s goal was considered, intended and executed superbly. And you get the feeling he could probably do it again at the some point. Never a worldie.

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