'Rather sign Scott Brown' - Rangers fans rage after reported wage offer from £8.5m striker
Rangers fans have taken to social media to to rage after it was reported that Norwich striker Steven Naismith wants to return to Ibrox – and play for free.
The Scottish Sun have reported that the Norwich forward, who moved to Carrow Road for £8.5million, is so desperate to play first-team football again that he has offered to play for free with the Light Blues until the end of the season.
However, the news hasn’t gone down well with all Gers fans, many of whom are still unhappy with the striker’s comments when he left the Light Blues after the club liquidated in 2012.
Naismith later apologised for the comments but for many fans it seems like the damage was already done.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the Naismith report:
Steven Naismith? No thanks…I'd rather sign Scott Brown
— Stephen Connolly (@Connolly8986) January 8, 2018
Why any 1 would want Steven naismith back is beyond me pic.twitter.com/84ROv1ZzPF
— Rennie ???????? (@sevco54) January 8, 2018
This is Naismith who royally shafted every Rangers fan in 2012. This is a Steven Naismith who can’t get a game for a Norwich team that sits lower in the league than Warburton’s Forest. Not for me I’m afraid.
— Gazborangers (@gazborangers) January 8, 2018
Steven Naismith said he owed us nothing. We, the fans, are the life & soul of this football club. The rat wants to play for free when it suits him? What an insult it would be to us all if he signed. He is never a Rangers man.
— Birmingham RSC (@RSCBirmingham) January 8, 2018
Steven Naismith could come back up play the rest of his career and not take a penny out the club. Still wouldn't change the fact he's a rat
— Cammy McShannon (@CammyRfc1873) January 7, 2018
I’d rather the club didn’t sign traitors like Naismith but that’s just me
— Liam (@Liam___72) January 7, 2018
“I am disappointed and angry that Rangers Football Club no longer exists in its original form."
If you can forgive such comment at a time when the vultures had landed, then fair play to you. I can’t.
— Boris ???? (@BroxiJr) January 7, 2018
The 31-year-old began his career at Kilmarnock, where he was named young player of the year by Scotland’s journalists in 2006 and by his fellow professionals in 2007 in a highly impressive five years at Rugby Park.
Naismith joined the Gers in 2007, and was hugely successful in his time at Ibrox, winning six trophies including three league titles under legendary manager Walter Smith.
After leaving Rangers in 2012 he moved to Everton, where he spent four years before moving to Norwich, where injury problems have prevented him from making any first team appearances so far this season.
In other Rangers news, Carlos Pena is set to leave Ibrox
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