Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has incurred the wrath of many Gers fans after his recent comments about the ambitions to land a league title at the first time of asking after returning to the Scottish top flight.
In a big interview with The Evening Times, Warburton has revealed he got the shock of his life when he walked out at Ibrox on the first day of the 2016/17 season to see a sign declaring ‘Going For 55’.
“Talk about the right message to supporters but one which lights a blue touch paper,” he said. “It should’ve been ‘Rangers are Back’ or ‘Welcome Back’ or ‘Bluenoses are Back’. Don’t put ‘Going for 55’. We still would have sold season tickets.”
Unsurprisingly, many Rangers have taken issue with his comments.
After a bright start to his time at Ibrox, Warburton left the club in acrimonious circumstances in February 2017. He has been out of work since being sacked by Nottingham Forest in December last year.
And following his comments about the first game back in the top flight at Ibrox, it would be fair to say not too many Gers fans are missing him. Here’s a look at how they reacted to his comments on social media…
If someone could find the Mark Warburton remote and hit the mute button it would be appreciated.
— Craig Kore (@CraigAtTheTop) February 8, 2019
Mark Warburton said his heart sank when he seen the going for 55 display well why didn't he walk then instead of wasting our time.
— alex (@alexscott_watp) February 8, 2019
If this was the sort of defeatist tone that was in our changing room at the time then I now can’t say I’m atall surprised that Joey Barton went hell for leather at them after the game at CP. Woeful.
— Graham Campbell (@Graham_C1) February 7, 2019
Warburton saying he was disheartened to see a Going for 55 display at Ibrox. What an appalling attitude.
— 🇬🇧 Stevie 🇬🇧 (@ToryglenRangers) February 8, 2019
Something odd about Warburton's attitude. We'd been singing about going for 55 an entire season in the 2nd tier – did he think we'd stop when we went up?!!
— Billy Austin (@Bryce9A) February 8, 2019
I expected bigger & better things from Warburton especially after the 6-2 win at Easter Rd at start of his tenure. He also had Davie Weir, a @RangersFC winner, at his dude. Quotes about ‘Going for 55’ display he’s made over the last few days prove we got his appointment wrong!
— London Blue Nose (@londonbluenose) February 8, 2019
I appreciate Warburton more than the average Rangers fan, but he is way off the mark with this. We are going for 55 until it is won, then we will be going for 56. https://t.co/AW1emZWQSi
— Faceless (@FacelessRanger) February 7, 2019