The Portuguese coach has been rebuilding the Gers squad ahead of his first full campaign in the Scottish Premiership, with Bruno Alves and Ryan Jack amongst a raft of new arrivals.
But it seems Caixinha is keen to exploit every marginal gain he can think of, and on top of banning footwear ‘the colour of Celtic’, he’s also putting some of the club’s famous slogans on the dressing room walls.
He was quoted by the Daily Record as saying:
“From today, no one will wear boots of that colour because it is the colour of Celtic.
“The slogan ‘We are the People’ will be stamped on the walls for both our players and opponents to feel the strength of Rangers.”
As you can probably imagine, Twitter has been jam-packed with responses to Caixinha’s new idea, and whilst most Celtic fans are ridiculing him, it seems some Rangers fans are actually fully on-board with banning green boots.
Others think it fully explains why Barrie McKay has been frozen out of the Rangers’ first-team during pre-season:
I have it on good authority that as well as banishing green boots Pedro Caixinha will have "The Sash" played on the team coach. ?✊?????
— Darren Irvine (@dirvine1978) July 2, 2017
Barrie McKays defo came in with they green boots on & got sent straight to the youth team for it ???
— LISA✨ (@Lisa____xx) July 2, 2017
Rangers finished 39 points Behind Celtic last season because of green boots.
— Jozo Simunovic CSC (@BenTheTim) July 1, 2017
In response to the banning of green boots at Ibrox, Brendan Rodgers has announced he'll make certain no fan is feeling blue this season.
— Richard McGinley (@Richiestoke) July 2, 2017
Imagine a club banning you from wearing green boots ffs
— Colm (@cohcfc) July 1, 2017
Dunno why a rangers fan would wear green boots. I don't own any green clothes (apart from work ones obviously ?)
— Gary Lindsay (@GaryLindsayRE) July 2, 2017
Mind that time a took all that grief because a the green boots… Well ✊?✊?????????
— Billy. (@Billy_Y11) July 2, 2017
— Craig McGhie (@Craigm0808) June 18, 2017
So the big fall out with Ped & Barry Mckay is because he wears Green boots.
Fuckin hell. ?
— Saint Vincent's CSC (@StVincentsCSC) July 2, 2017
"Pedro refuses to play on grass: "It's the colour of Celtic." pic.twitter.com/XGHqpNNl09
— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) July 2, 2017
Rangers not allowing green boots reminds me of Everton not having red on their hot water taps in Goodison.
— PaulMcC (@PaulMcC185) July 2, 2017
Honestly I think Caixinha might have banned green boots at Rangers just to watch the fucking meltdown of Celtic fans going apeshit over it ?
— The Ghost of Eddie (@mrmagicdust) July 2, 2017
As for the green boots, said it last season, the only thing green at Ibrox should be the grass ??
— McJ ???? (@McJ_WATP) July 2, 2017
Call me petty but if you ask me a Rangers player shouldn't even be considering wearing green boots in the first place
— Mark Denovan (@markdenovan1) July 2, 2017
The 1st time a saw the green boots thing mentioned a thought it was a piss take
— Rachael (@maradoddsy7) July 2, 2017
Couldn't really care less about the green boots situation but now that it has people wound up pretty bad I'm all for it
— Bradley (@BradleyRfc) July 2, 2017
Pedro is different fucking Gravy banning Green boots and wanting We Are The People put on the walls in Ibrox how can you no love the man!
— Grahame Leighton (@LeightonGrahame) July 2, 2017
No doubt in my mind Green Boots is not from Pedro but an order from his higher ups.
— john lyons (@john_lyons_68) July 2, 2017
What do you think of Caixinha’s decision?
Will it make any difference at all to how his team plays on the pitch?