Union Bears in Rangers protest as ultras send clear message by snubbing end of season lap of honour

The Union Bears were in no mood to hang around
The Union Bears were in no mood to hang around -Credit:Sky Sports

The Union Bears sent a clear message to Rangers players by snubbing their end of season lap of honour.

Gers pulled down the curtain on their Ibrox campaign by fighting back from two goals down to beat Dundee 5-2 in the penultimate league game of 2023/24. The comeback win delays Celtic's title party for another 24 hours, as the Hoops require a point at Rugby Park tomorrow to be crowned champions.

Philippe Clement's side have come in for stinging criticism in the wake of Saturday's 2-1 Old Firm defeat which virtually secured three-in-a-row for their bitter rivals. The patience of the fed-up Ibrox faithful appears to have finally snapped as Celtic close in on their 12th title in 13 seasons after more than a decade of dominance.

It's all the more painful for Rangers diehards when you consider the championship was in their hands before dismal results at Ross County and Dundee threw the title away. And the club's ultras made their feelings felt at full-time tonight by heading for the exits bang on the full-time whistle.

As captain James Tavernier led the team around the stadium for a traditional end of season show of appreciation, the front corner of the Broomloan Stand was empty as the Union Bears vacated their section. It wasn't the ending long-serving defender Borna Barisic and other outgoing stars like Kemar Roofe would've hoped for as they look to have made their final appearances at Ibrox.