Aberdeen decision by Rangers following passing of Sir Walter

Aberdeen decision by Rangers following passing of Sir Walter
There was a question over the Aberdeen following this legend's passing...

The football world is in mourning today following the passing of Sir Walter Smith. The Rangers legend departed this world after a battle with illness and the tributes pouring in for this globally loved icon of football give an idea of the regard he was held in.

But there was a question of tomorrow’s Aberdeen match, and the tentative suggestion of whether it might be postponed.

The word from Rangers this morning is the match goes ahead, and frankly it’s what Walter would have wanted anyway.

As a deeply emotional Steven Gerrard said this morning, the best way Rangers can honour Walter is with a good performance and three points in his memory, and of course, it goes without saying there’ll be a silence, possibly two minutes, prior to kick off.

How will the players respond? Many of them were close friends of Walter, namely Allan McGregor and Steven Davis, with many others not far off, so quite how they’ll handle the trivial matter of a match of football is something only they will know.

It will weigh heavily, as it should, but as true Rangers players and professionals they need to go about their business in a way Walter would have approved of.

This is about our manager, Walter Smith. He will always be Rangers manager, and we want to remember him the best way by giving him the kind of performance and result to show what a legend he was.

It’ll be emotionally charged, an intense affair – for most of us this is like losing a family member.

So as we welcome Aberdeen to Ibrox, give the man the result his memory deserves.

RIP Sir Walter.

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  1. I hate Aberdeen and their fans with a passion but respect to them on the post about Uncle Walter, l felt more grief today for Walter than l have for any member of my family, it was that bad that l had to leave work when l heard the heartbreaking news then listening to SG made me break down in tears once again, thoughts and prayers with Ethel and the family

    RiP Sir Walter OBE

    Gone but never will be forgotten

  2. R.I.P Walter you are an amazing hero in and out of football a true gentleman, condolences to Ethel and all the family 💙

  3. The game goes on Aberdeen would love this game cancelled due to the amount of injuries they have, so no Sir Walter would have it no other way game on.

    3 big big points as the Rangers juggernaut goes from strength to strength onwards and upwards, let’s put Scott Brown and Aberdeen to the sword for Walters sake.

    Players need to be focused though need to come out the traps with high pressure intensity

    Score as many goals as we can.

  4. It would be great to get a result for Walter but frankly it doesn’t matter. Tomorrow will be one of the most emotionally charged events seen at Ibrox. Under the circumstances it would be remarkable if we get any kind of result and there will be no blame apportioned from me if we don’t.

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