DUP MP reacts to Rangers display at Ibrox ahead of 3-0 defeat v Napoli
DUP MP Carla Lockhart was blown away by Rangers’ display at Ibrox on Wednesday night as Her Late Majesty was honoured ahead of the loss to Napoli.
Queen Elizabeth II died last week aged 96 and a fitting tribute was paid to her by Gers fans while the National Anthem was also sung despite UEFA saying it shouldn’t have been.
While the game ended in defeat for the Light Blues, it was a night that will no doubt be remembered for the way the Queen was honoured.
Northern Irish MP Lockhard took to her Twitter account to share an image of the display, saying: “Fantastic display by Rangers in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Rangers fans might want to forget the scoreline against Napoli but it was a memorable game against the Italian giants for a number of reasons.
The club defied UEFA’s ban on the National Anthem being played at the start of the game and Ibrox shook with how loudly God Save the King was sung.
That display was also brilliant.
It was perfectly done, it wasn’t over the top. It was just right and it was a fitting tribute for Her Late Majesty.
We’ve seen a lot of praise for Rangers for that and we hope that similar tributes will continue in the coming weeks as we bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II and welcome King Charles III to the throne.
Our performance was great too.
For almost an hour, we were marginally the better side.
Unfortunately, James Sands’ red card ruined the game for the Gers.
He was very unlucky to have been sent off but it wasn’t the wrong decision by the referee.
After that, we capitulated but on another night, we would have surely won a point or even picked up all three if Alfredo Morelos had found his scoring boots.