Giovanni in shock attack on Brian Laudrup as Rangers manager fumes

Giovanni in shock attack on Brian Laudrup as Rangers manager fumes
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Giovanni van Bronckhorst, manager of Rangers look on during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Dundee United at on September 17, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has picked a very unwise target to attack after smearing Brian Laudrup as ‘stupid’ for the observation the Great Dane made that Gio looked like he had ‘given up a bit’.

The enraged Dutch manager, whose press performances in the past week+ have completely derailed into the most inexplicable, emotional and rather ‘direct’ comments he’s ever made as Rangers boss, took complete aim at the legend of Rangers, a man Rangers fans adore and would listen to every day of the week, in what we can only call a deeply misguided move.

He said:

“I have given up? I think that’s a very easy and stupid thing to say from Brian. He knows the pressure. I know I get a lot of questions about my body language but I don’t think it’s anything about body language. It’s about what you bring to the players inside. I get many questions about how I should be different on the sidelines but I am me, I am me. I am not anyone else and the last thing we all need is people putting the pressure even higher by suggesting things which aren’t true. So I totally disagree with him.”

He’s within his rights to disagree civilly with Laudrup, but like Kris Boyd’s extremely misguided attack on Ally McCoist calling him ‘idiotic’, one club great has taken a bad call in slaughtering a true club legend, and it’s about the silliest move yet from Gio which will serve only to alienate the majority of fans against him.

Laudrup is a God to pretty much all Rangers supporters, a man deeply respected by our support and idolised by hundreds of thousands if not millions – all he was doing was suggesting Gio ‘looked’ like he had given up a bit, implying the body language was negative.

Which it was. But to then take the comments from Dane and smear him for them really wasn’t the smartest move – the use of ‘stupid’ is extremely concerning, and Gio of last season would absolutely never have said anything like that.

But this was either a misguided attempt at defiance against a target who didn’t deserve it, or a deliberate attempt to get himself fired.

We literally couldn’t even guess at this point.

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