By Sam Stone

15th Sep, 2022 | 1:10pm

Sky News journalist heaps praise on Rangers fans after pre-match display for Queen Elizabeth II

GB News broadcaster Sophie Corcoran has dubbed Rangers a club with “class” after their pre-match display of respect for Queen Elizabeth II.

Corcoran, who also works for Good Morning Britain, highlighted Celtic’s pre-match actions which involved holding up banners which were offensive to the Royal family and the queen.

She took to Twitter on Wednesday evening (14 September) and compared how the two clubs paid tribute to the late Queen during their Champions League fixtures.

Corcoran wrote: “Rangers v Celtic fans. We all know which club has class.”

Special moment

It’s crucial that the actions of Celtic fans don’t get the coverage and response that they want or deserve, which is why all the focus should be on the stunning scenes before Rangers’ 3-0 Champions League defeat to Napoli.

The Gers defied UEFA and held an impeccable minute’s silence, with a huge display organised by the Union Bears, followed by one of the loudest renditions of the national anthem that will ever be heard.

The love of the Queen and Britain, in general, is well known at Ibrox, but even the most patriotic of Rangers supporters didn’t expect the pre-match proceedings to be so remarkable.

It appeared that Rangers were on course to make it a very memorable evening, particularly after matching the in-form Serie A leaders for the majority of the match.

Allan McGregor rolled back the years with a man-of-the-match performance which included two penalty saves, but ultimately, playing with ten men against a team of Napoli’s quality proved a bridge too far for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.

However, it felt like an evening at Ibrox where the result wasn’t the priority, particularly after the pre-match scenes.

The Ibrox faithful, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and the players all did themselves proud on Wednesday evening.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton takes sarcastic Rangers dig after penalty drama against Napoli.