Scotsman - Revealed: Rangers provide Scotland support with more fans than Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts

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Corporal Clegg

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I don't go to the games and I don't even watch them consistently on the telly, but I still class myself as a supporter. I can understand hatred of the SFA, but I can't understand hatred of your national team. We're probably the only nation where this sort of mindset exists.
 
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TN8

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Absolutely sickened by that, to be honest.

No wonder we get shafted from all angles in this country.
 

Mexi

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people are confusing the Scotland support with the self proclaimed Tartan Army of Hamish Husband and the like
By people you mean, Clarke, the SFA, SPFL, media, tartan trannies and snp keyboard warriors ?
 

Dempster

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I go to Scotland games when I can.

I have took my son who had a Rangers strip on and there were other kids there with Scotland strips on.

The internet has made up this thing that Scotland fans hate Rangers when I have never experienced it myself but can't categorically state that it doesn't happen.
I don’t but I see nothing wrong in it at all , why should we meekly surrender our country to haters ? Fck that .

My brother took his son v Cyprus , I’ve workmates who are Rangers and go everywhere with Scotland home or away .

It’s an utter myth that Rangers fans don’t support Scotland .
 

Buster

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Scotland's results are off no interest to me . Used to hardly miss a game home and away but the anti rangers brigade grew very quickly till one night in France could not take anymore you would have thought we were amongst a tarrier hovel . Ashamed to say it but knocked two out a aberdonian and a Falkirk supporter called me a Orange H** Bast*** . Never went to another game or watched a highlights programme . They can lie in their own republican piss . And simply don't believe bears have not heard there shit
 

kpdon

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I go to Ibrox with 4 mates all Scottish,we all hate the SFA and have no time for the Scotland football team.
In the pub (District)before and after Rangers games most Bears that I chat with could not give a shit about Scotland,it must be a South West Glasgow thing.
 

Rab_bear

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I’ve been a Rangers season ticket holder since 1992 and a Scotland travel club member since 1989. i still go to most home Scotland games although whilst 20+ years ago I’d have said my support for both was pretty even, now Scotland losing has minimal impact on me whilst Rangers losing ruins my life until they win the next game!
 

Mexi

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The gate receipts are probably the SFAs biggest source of income outside Government grants

For those who still go, an organised boycott here and there would bury this obsession with fining the oldco
 

The Goal Machine

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Still want Scotland to do well.

Even more I think Clark is a good appointment, but of course, time will tell.

Born in Scotland, see myself as Scottish and British.

As far as Politics concerned I voted No to brexit and no to Independence.

But I defend any Rangers supporters right to vote Yes to Independence.

Do we have to be Unionist, orange, loyalist, protestant to support Rangers. Do we want to have such a narrow supporter base.

I don't think so, it would be folly, to be so stupid.
 

ahalfallover

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Still want Scotland to do well.

Even more I think Clark is a good appointment, but of course, time will tell.

Born in Scotland, see myself as Scottish and British.

As far as Politics concerned I voted No to brexit and no to Independence.

But I defend any Rangers supporters right to vote Yes to Independence.

Do we have to be Unionist, orange, loyalist, protestant to support Rangers. Do we want to have such a narrow supporter base.

I don't think so, it would be folly, to be so stupid.
Dont defend the indefensible
 

Partickger

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I think this shows the sheer size of the Rangers support as I’d imagine only a small percentage still go to Scotland games due to the disgusting treatment of our club and players.
 

wee bud's pit boots

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https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/rangers/revealed-rangers-provide-scotland-support-with-more-fans-than-celtic-aberdeen-and-hearts-1-4946711?fbclid=IwAR19bH9SGvXFbXBz-Ji1EzNl9qs0z6U68hi-oquhqtnRFskqvccYXAPVZGU

Revealed: Rangers provide Scotland support with more fans than Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts
Revealed: Rangers provide Scotland support with more fans than Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts
Published: 12:14 Thursday 13 June 2019

Rangers have the biggest percentage of Scotland supporters.Picture: SNS
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It is an argument which arises every time the Scotland are set to play.


Which clubs provide the most number of fans and, conversely, which club's fans take little interest in the national team?

It is often felt, in a sweeping generalisation, that the Celtic and Rangers fans are not overly bothered with Scotland, preferring to concentrate on supporting the two behemoths of Scottish football.

The Tartan Army, it is believed, is made up of fans from lower league clubs, while Aberdeen is thought of as a stronghold for the supporters of the national team.

Yet, data revealed by the digital manager of the SFA shows that Rangers have the biggest percentage of fans among Scotland Supporter Club members.

They are followed by four of the other 'big five' - if you will. Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts and Hibs, in that order.

Michael Bochel tweeted: "Probably a good opportunity to dispel some myths about the Scotland support. Based on the last time I looked (Dec 2018) the teams supported by Supporter Club members in order of % were:

Rangers

Aberdeen

Celtic

Hearts

Hibs

Kilmarnock

Dundee United

St Mirren


No wonder we get shafted time after time.
 

aghalee_hero

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The Scotland "haters" are motivated by their dislike for Scottish politicians and football authorities. They feel this is reason enough to call our country a shitehole, cesspit etc. We are the only country I know who have meekly surrendered our country's football team.
Take it back.
 

SasaPapacLoyal54

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How do we know they are "Bears" . After all what's to stop a Dunfermline fan putting Rangers down as a response on the questionnaire.
What would the point in that be though?

I hope one day to get back to being passionate about the national team but can't see it.
 

wee bud's pit boots

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I think this shows the sheer size of the Rangers support as I’d imagine only a small percentage still go to Scotland games due to the disgusting treatment of our club and players.
No, it shows the stoopidness of our support at times. These times.

The days when a Rangers fan could wear a mixture of a Rangers strip and Scotland strip are gone.

Growing up, I played football with guys who wore

A - The Rangers v neck strip, white shorts and black and red socks.
Or
B - The Scotland navy blue v neck strip with white shorts and black and red shorts.

That is finished.

That is never coming back and tell you what I am absolutely delighted.
 

ahalfallover

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I’ve been a Rangers season ticket holder since 1992 and a Scotland travel club member since 1989. i still go to most home Scotland games although whilst 20+ years ago I’d have said my support for both was pretty even, now Scotland losing has minimal impact on me whilst Rangers losing ruins my life until they win the next game!
scotland 2-2 Poland was perhaps my best game

poles are crackpots
 

Blues and Royals

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Why do Scotland fans boo any Rangers player who turns out for the National team ? You can’t put that down to some internet fad, it actually happens in real life.
This survey reminds me of all these Yessers marching for Independence and for some strange reason, the only football colours you see are Rangers tops.
 
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