Huge Fail as Union Bears’ Hampden Tifo Cancelled but ‘Green Brigade have a display planned and is going ahead’

THE Rangers support has received a massive set-back on the Eve of their first ever Cup Final against Celtic with the news that Hampden Security Chief Brian Muir – who apparently is a Hearts supporter – has effectively prevented The Union Bears giant tifo appearing at the National Stadium tomorrow.

The Rangers ultra group released a typically petulant Toys-out-the-Pram statement this evening blaming Muir for failing to agree to a ‘workable set-up arrangement’ with the Rangers Ultras.

“The Union Bears had a large tifo planned for tomorrow’s match. Unfortunately due to the awkwardness from Hampden’s head of security – Brian Muir, we were unable to come to a workable setup arrangement which has resulted in the tifo being cancelled.

“This is not the first time that Brian Muir has tried to prevent football supporters from creating a visual display at Hampden with his stubborn attitude.

“Brian Muir is one of many people within Scotland who is trying to destroy both visual and vocal atmosphere inside football stadiums with his ex police tactics and dictator agenda.

“We’d ask all Rangers supporters to get behind the team tomorrow and cheer the team onto victory. The team need our support, let your voices be heard for 90 minutes!” their statement read.

Of course the Rangers support have not taken this well at all and inevitably they have asked whether the Green Brigade have been similarly treated by the Hampden security chief.

The anger is apparent on their forums about the failure of their tifo plans for the Cup Final. Most of the feedback is predictably sectarian and is unrepeatable. Here are a few though…

“I’ll bet Mr Muir will have little opposition to the flags, pyro and bangers that the (Celtic support) will be carrying into the stadium.”

“Not a good start. I bet the…Green Brigade have been accommodated to do theirs.

“But he was fine with letting the Green Brigade have theirs for the SCF last season?”


“The question is. Will the Goon Brigade be business as usual? Needs answered.” You’ll get them soon enough pal.

“If that is the case the the Union Bears should take Brian Muir to court as there is only one reason to have denied it.”

“Just found him on Facebook, Hearts fan (as mentioned above) by looks of it, either way Sh*t we can’t get anything sorted.”

“How do these b****** stay in jobs? Imagine you worked in the same building of this rat.”

“Green Brigade have a display planned and is going ahead.”

And on and on it goes. Hopefully The Green Brigade’s display is as spectacular as usual and it gives the Celtic end of the stadium a huge visual advantage for the watching world to notice – the message being Glasgow is Green and White. And of course the players will get a the benefit of the encouragement from the stands – both visual and vocal and on the latter the scores are in and it’s The Rangers Union Bears 0 Celtic Green Brigade 1.

On the vocal side of things expect them to revert to type with their hateful songbook. The only song we need to be worried about is the dreadful Cheer Up song, which of course is only relevant when we’re winning. But it is one of THEIR songs, it is a song of hate, it is vile and it was brought into Scottish football by them to abuse Tommy Burns.

Here’s an idea. Sing the ‘Have you ever seen Gerrard win the League’ song instead. It’s brilliant and will hit him harder than calling him something he’s clearly not.

Bad luck, they say comes in threes.

One – They threw away a two goal lead at Pittodrie in midweek and thought that they were saved by a late Hamilton equaliser at Celtic Park – only for Scott Brown to burst that bubble with a stunning goal.

Two – They they have suffered Saturday night’s Union Bear tifo disaster.

Three – well that’s down to Neil Lennon and his players. COYBIG


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