By Sean Fisher

15th Sep, 2022 | 11:40am

Rangers praised for Queen tribute v Napoli by Nigel Farage

Rangers delivered a passionate performance of the national anthem ahead of their Champions League match v Napoli – much to Nigel Farage’s delight.

Despite UEFA banning British clubs from singing the national anthem on Champions League nights, Rangers defied the ruling and paid their respect to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday night.

The players and fans at Ibrox shared a minute of silence prior to kick-off, before the 50,000-seater stadium rose to their feet to deliver a spine-tingling rendition of ‘God Save the King’.

British politician and broadcaster Farage headed to Twitter to show his support and praise the club.

Farage tweeted just three words, accompanied by a video of Rangers’ pre-match performance.

“We love Rangers,” he said.

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A beautiful act of defiance

UEFA’s attempt to intervene and silence Ibrox was always going to fall on deaf ears.

Rangers rightfully stuck to their values on Wednesday night, and the blue half of Glasgow delivered a magnificent tribute to Queen Elizabeth II – the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch.

The match itself didn’t quite go to plan for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side as they fell to a 3-0 defeat to remain bottom of Group A in the Champions League, but the Gers can hold their heads up high after going toe-to-toe with the Italian outfit in Glasgow.

As for the royal tributes, fans will likely continue to cover Ibrox in red, white and blue in coming weeks, as the club continues to pay respect to Queen Elizabeth II.

With games against Dundee United, Hearts and Liverpool on the horizon, fans will be in strong voice in support of her majesty – they’ll hope it reflects in the players’ performances.

In other Rangers news, the player ratings v Napoli show one player dropping a 3/10