John Greig Letter To Every Rangers Supporter

FIFTY YEARS on from the greatest day in Rangers history when John Greig lifted the European Cup Winners' Cup and before Wednesday's Europa League Final he wrote this letter to every fan.

Dear fellow supporter,

I wanted to write to each and every one of you on the verge of one of the biggest matches in the club’s history.

To see Rangers in a European final is something many of us thought would not be possible again, and I’ve been so taken by the incredible lengths you are going to in order to reach Seville to back the team out there.

We have found ourselves on an incredible journey from Armenia to Andalucía in this tournament, and the coaching sta and every player who has played a part on that journey deserves enormous credit.

50 years on from Barcelona, it is a great thrill for me to have been invited to join the team as once again we head to Spain trying to make yet more history. Of course, a great regret of mine was not being able to defend our trophy the following season in Europe. It is vital that we all act responsibly and remember the values that this institution stands for.

Our 150th anniversary season has been a trying one, with the loss of Walter Smith earlier in the season, and then of Jimmy Bell a fortnight ago. Both will be forever remembered for their enormous contribution to the fabric and traditions of this club.

I look forward to seeing you out in Seville, and to seeing the absolute best of our club on display. There is no other club in Europe who would travel in such numbers for a match like this, and every single Rangers supporter should remember they are an ambassador for our institution.

This is a time to be enjoyed by each and every one of us, but it is also a time to look out forone another, and to protect the good name of Rangers.

I trust every single one of you to have the time of your lives, and hopefully see the Europa League trophy come back to Ibrox.

Thank you again for your magnificent support, and as well as wishing you a safe journey to Seville, I want to wish Gio, Tav and all the boys all the best for the match.


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