Alex Rae has revealed former team-mate Maurice Ross went to a Glasgow nightclub in his full-strip after the Gers lifted the Scottish Premiership title on Helicopter Sunday.
The Light Blues won the title in the most dramatic of circumstances after Scott McDonald’s late goals in the Motherwell versus Celtic clash sent the title to Rangers just weeks after looking dead and buried.
The triumph sparked wild celebrations with Peter Martin’s commentary that the “helicopter is changing direction” living long in the memory of fans of both sides.
Rae revealed he was the only sober person there when he spotted Ross on the dancefloor in his full kit – despite not playing that day.
“I remember looking up and saying ‘There’s Maurice Ross over there’.
“He had five lassies around him and he had his strip on.
“The strip, the shorts, the socks and all that and I’m thinking ‘Good on Mo, he’s the man’.”
“Then I remember thinking to myself ‘He didn’t even play today!’”
“So my advice to any young boy that’s won the league is put your strip on and you’ll have five lassies around you!”
Ross is now manager of Faroese side Vikingur after a journeyman career which included stops in Scotland, England, Wales, China, Turkey and Norway.
Football Insider verdict:
If you believe Sky Sports or the English media, Man City’s title win when Sergio Aguero scored a late winner over QPR was the greatest climax to a league season ever but if you ask the same question north of the border, Helicopter Sunday will certainly be up there. As a Rangers fan, it’s easy to see how the players’ celebrations got a bit carried away given how some of the supporters – myself included – partied after the final whistle so the thought of Mo Ross cutting shapes in a Glasgow nightclub wearing his full Rangers kit doesn’t seem in the least bit ridiculous.