‘No-one would want to play in an empty stadium’: Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne urges Ibrox fans to ‘prove people wrong’ by showing that they don’t need sectarian singing to create white-hot atmosphere
- Paul Gascoigne saddened by decision to shut section of Ibrox for Thursday’s tie
- He believes the punters have chance to show a more positive image to the world
- Gascoigne has urged Rangers fans to ‘prove people wrong’ at games this week
Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne has urged Ibrox fans to ‘prove people wrong’ by showing that they don’t need sectarian singing to create a white-hot atmosphere in Govan.
The Nine-In-A-Row winner, fearing a full stadium closure if UEFA don’t see an improvement in supporter behaviour at Thursday night’s visit of Legia Warsaw, believes the punters have an opportunity – both in their Europa League clash and Sunday’s visit of Celtic – to demonstrate a more positive image to the world.
‘They have got a good chance to prove people wrong in the derby on Sunday by not causing any trouble whatsoever – and obviously the same applies to the Europa League match against Legia Warsaw,’ said Gazza, who was saddened by the decision to shut a 3000-seat section of Ibrox for Thursday evening’s clash.
Paul Gascoigne (centre) has urged Ibrox fans to ‘prove people wrong’ at games this week
‘Hopefully the fans can just stop there. It is a big thing for Glasgow Rangers as a club to say that if you don’t stop singing they will ban everybody.. That is massive.
‘Every player wants to play in a packed house. It would be going through a players’ mind, when you are playing on the pitch and you see 3,000 seats empty it does seem weird.
‘No-one would want to play in an empty stadium. I certainly wouldn’t.’