Rangers coach slams fan on Twitter who wants him sacked
Rangers youth coach Kevin Thomson has delivered a withering rebuttal to a comment from a fan on Twitter who claimed he should either “sever ties” with Celtic captain Scott Brown or be sacked by the Ibrox giants.
Thomson and Brown came through the ranks at Hibs together before heading across the M8 and going to either half of the Old Firm.
The pair have, unsurprisingly, remained close friends despite being on either side of the Glasgow divide as players before Thomson moved on to Middlesbrough and Dundee as well as returning – twice – to Hibs then hanging up his boots.
Thomson said he gave “nothing less than a million percent” for the Gers after it was claimed, in a now deleted twet, that his relationship with the Celtic captain doesn’t meet the club’s “standards.”
“My standards are in the clouds, and as for you, I don’t care what anyone says I’ve gave nothing less than a million percent for Rangers and I will continue to do so. My desire to get to the top as a coach/Manager is there for everyone to see,” Thomson said on his personal Twitter account.
My standards are in the clouds, and as for you, I don’t care what anyone says I’ve gave nothing less than a million percent for rangers and I will continue to do so. My desire to get to the top as a coach/Manager is there for everyone to see. https://t.co/OQAVLqrRs4
— KevinThomsonAcademy (@KThomsonAcademy) March 19, 2018
After leaving Ibrox in 2010, Thomson returned in a coaching role at the start of 2018 within the club’s Academy.
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The midfielder was a big favourite with Gers fans during his time at Ibrox and helped the Gers to two Scottish titles, two Scottish League Cups and a Scottish Cup as well as appearing in the club’s first European final in almost 40 years.
Football Insider verdict:
One thing that can’t be doubted about Thomson is his commitment to trying to be the very best. Anyone that has heard him speak about football are struck by how much the former Hibs midfielder loves the game. His friendship with Brown made no difference to his commitment to the Gers as a player – nor is it something that is ever levelled at Brown -and by all accounts he is really growing into his role as a coach. If there is any doubt over how much Thomson understood what it means to be at Rangers, look out any of the clips of him talking about his famous tackle on Robbie Keane.