'Hope they rot', 'Magical' - Rangers fans slaughter rivals after crunch clash
Dundee United have been condemned to another season in the second-tier of Scottish football after Friday night’s promotion playoff defeat to Livingston on aggregate – and Rangers fans were loving seeing the Arabs struggling.
After losing the first-leg 3-2 in midweek, a 1-1 draw at the Tony Macaroni Arena couldn’t get Czsaba Laszlo’s side back into the game – meaning they will spend a third year in the Championship.
There have been a number of issues between the Light Blues and Dundee United in recent years, including the Gers support boycotting Tannadice as a result of United charging full admission to fans who had attended an abandoned clash between the two sides and comments made by the Arabs in 2012 while the Light Blues were in administration.
Gers fans were delighted to see United’s continued hardship -with one saying their “downfall is magical.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Dundee United latest signing isn’t going to help their cause. pic.twitter.com/ey17k6h9W1
— RangersMostly (@Gri64) May 12, 2018
Canny get enough ae Wagner signing about Dundee United hahaha
— jordansinclair. (@jsinclair1972) May 12, 2018
Put it this way you'd kill to be in rangers position right now, wouldn't You?
Anyway. Enjoy another season in the championship ????????????
Down down, Dundee United are staying down down!
— scott (@scottl1872) May 12, 2018
This guy knows better than Fifa and Uefa. He's very good at spelling aswell he also supports the world famous Dundee United. Can't believe I've came across such a genius. https://t.co/ROFuioHan9
— TPW???????? (@TPW1872) May 12, 2018
Dundee united kicked us while we were down, I’ll never feel sorry for that club, hope they rot in the championship for a while longer
— Ross Herkes (@Ross_Herkes1) May 12, 2018
Dundee United deserve to be where they are right now, no sympathy at all for a club I hope rot to the ground soon
— JM ???? (@JackMcD72) May 12, 2018
The downfall of Dundee United is magical
— Ross (@rmcilroy72) May 12, 2018
Livingston will now face either Ross County or Partick Thistle in the play-off final to see which side will take part in next season’s Scottish Premiership.
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Dundee United will now spend a third consecutive year in the Championship after they were relegated at the end of the 2015/16 season.
After seemingly taking great pleasure in Rangers’ downfall in 2012, Gers fans are absolutely loving seeing the shoe on the other foot and one of their most vocal critics struggling to get back to the top tier of Scottish football.