This is going to be a hard-hitting article, and we make no apology for it. We are all on cloud 9 of what Rangers have achieved this past little while, but Ibrox Noise is going to be honest with all of you:
Some Rangers ‘fans’ do not deserve to celebrate the joy of what we’re going through right now.
We are going to call out the non-supporters who called for Gio’s head in February after Parkhead, the ones who not only called for him to be fired but claimed they’d ‘never wanted him in the first place and they’d ‘known’ he was the wrong choice’.
These ‘fans’ were VERY loud on our social platforms and others, and they absolutely deserve to be called out on it.
Now, we’re not calling out those who criticised Gio for getting Parkhead so wrong, because we were among them. He got some things wrong that day, and we will hold managers and players to account as much as we will praise them. But we backed him to learn, as quite a few did.
No, we’re calling out them. Those ‘fans’ who ‘knew they were right about Gio’ and the board were ‘absolutely wrong’ to appoint him. Oh and he was a ‘rushed’ appointment. Those ones who abused us for calling them out for not supporting Gio, for not backing the manager.
A lot of know it alls who knew better than everyone else.
Now, we say this with a caveat – in the emotion of a bad result, some bad things can be said. We understand that, and we’re with you on that. The difference is when weeks later said individuals are still persisting with the Gio Out talk and reckoning they were right all along.
Despite the fact we just beat Dortmund.
No, if you can look yourself in the mirror, and you wanted Gio fired in February and ‘knew’ he was the wrong appointment, fair play. If you’d got what you wanted we would not be in the Scottish Cup final and we wouldn’t as hell be in the UEL Final.
And if that is clear on your conscience, so be it.
But you don’t really deserve to be part of this party now.