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The Rangers Fans Reacted Exactly as You Would Expect to Seeing Steven Naismith Today

The Rangers Fans Reacted Exactly as You Would Expect to Seeing Steven Naismith Today

The Rangers fans would have been thrilled to see their side earn a 2-0 win at Ibrox today, however, Steven Naismith’s cameo from the Hearts bench earned the response that everyone expected.

Naismith spent five years as a Rangers player, having arrived from Kilmarnock in 2007.

However, Naismith and former team-mate Steven Whittaker were among the high-profile players who refused to have their contracts transferred to Charles Green’s newco in 2012.

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The pair also decided to hold a controversial press conference, detailing how they came to the decision to leave Ibrox… and it infuriated the Rangers fans.

Naismith spent the next four years playing for Everton and eventually Norwich City, before he joined Hearts on loan until the end of the season during the January transfer window.

And with the Jambos visiting Ibrox today, the 31-year-old was named amongst Craig Levein’s substitutes, before being brought on in the 73rd minute.

As you’d expect, Naismith’s arrival on the pitch evoked a pretty strong reaction from the Light Blues faithful:

 

Jamie Murphy and Russell Martin were both on the score-sheet during this afternoon’s victory, a win which sees Rangers close to within six points of League leaders Celtic.

Was the reaction toward Naismith warranted?

Or should the fans move on?

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