Rangers fans react on Twitter after drawing Celtic in Scottish Cup semi
By Will Butcher
Rangers fans have reacted in optimistic fashion on Twitter after drawing Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi finals of the Scottish Cup.
Graeme Murty’s side secured their place in the final four after demolishing Hamilton 6-0 thanks to a Joe Garner hat-trick, while Jon Toral, Martyn Waghorn and Clint Hill also scored.
The Gers revealed on their official Twitter account that they will face arch enemies Celtic at Hampden Park, with the tie set to be played on either the 22nd or 23rd of April.
???? @RangersFC will face Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi final at Hampden. Tie to be played on either the 22/23 April.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 5, 2017
The rivals are already set to meet on Sunday at Parkhead, as the Gers look to end a poor run of form against Brendan Rodgers’ side which has seen them lose all three meetings this season.
Rangers fans have reacted on Twitter to the draw, with many declaring themselves delighted that the Gers have been given the chance to halt Celtic’s potential treble.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Celtic it is then. Hopefully see scenes like this again this year!! ???? pic.twitter.com/A3254TyVbr
— WATPod (@watpod) March 5, 2017
One hope for the rest of the season.. beat Celtic in the semi final. Need to stop that treble.
— Gordon (@Gordon13M) March 5, 2017
Scottish Cup draw made, and I have one thing to say.
WE HATE CELTIC.
— Mark Lightbody (@marklightbody1) March 5, 2017
Beat Celtic easily then easily beat hibs no problem. Not one thing can go wrong .
— Jack Little (@JackLittle31) March 5, 2017
Wasnt really wanting celtic but hey ho lets have it ????????????????????????
— Muzz (@muzz_1872) March 5, 2017
we'll win if we beat Celtic
— Martyn (@HandofFod) March 5, 2017
nothing to lose, nothing to prove. We have been there and done that, let's do it again.
— Allan Aikman (@Thistledubhme) March 5, 2017
The winner will play against either Hibernian or Aberdeen in the final, after Derek McInnes’ Dons saw off Partick while Hibs beat Ayr United.
The Gers will be hoping that they can see off Rodgers’ side in order to hold aloft the Scottish Cup for a huge 34th time, with the final set to be played on May 27.
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