Caixinha delivers verdict as Rangers host Armed Forces Day at Ibrox
By James Black
Rangers hosted 250 servicemen and women at Ibrox as part of the club’s annual Armed Forces Day celebrations at Saturday’s Scottish Premiership fixture with Dundee.
The Glasgow side have a long-standing history with the armed forces and those attending Ibrox this weekend had been meeting manager Pedro Caixinha, director Paul Murray and the Greatest Ever Ranger John Greig.
In an interview on Rangers’ official website, Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha said: “This will be my first Armed Forces Day at Ibrox and I am looking forward to seeing so many serving personnel inside the Stadium.
“Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity for everyone at the Club to show their appreciation to all serving men and women and I am sure it will be another terrific atmosphere throughout the afternoon.
“I hope everyone involved has a day to remember.”
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As part of build-up to kick-off, a representative of each branch of the forces led the teams out while The 7 Scots (Pipes and Drums) Band entertained fans outside the stadium pre-match and on the pitch at half-time.
The match ball was also delivered to the pitch by the Royal Air Force abseiling from the roof of the Sandy Jardine Stand before being given to the referee.
Fans also donated towards Rangers Charity Foundation’s Armed Forces Partnership which this season is supporting AA Veterans Support in Northern Ireland, the Coming Home Centre in Govan and Erskine Hospital.
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