Rangers have posted a tweet promoting Puma’s latest green football boots – leading to an outpouring of abuse from their furious supporters.
The Gers have had their kits manufactured by Puma for several seasons now, but that deal could be coming to an end as the club’s owner Dave King looks at various possible new options for retail deals.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 2, 2018
But if Puma were looking to stay in bed with Rangers, they’re perhaps going about things the entirely wrong way.
The club’s official Twitter feed posted images of the latest Puma ‘Future’ and Puma ‘One’ boots earlier today, but there was one glaring problem – the fact they’re both bright green.
Pitching boots to a fan base in the colour of your bitter rivals probably wasn’t the greatest idea:
Launch those in the bin.
And whoever thought Rangers promoting green boots was a good idea, launch them as well.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) April 2, 2018
They green? pic.twitter.com/F1x5AnoWMZ
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) April 2, 2018
— RangersMedia (@RangersMedia) April 2, 2018
Can’t wait till we get rid of puma
— EssexBear (@Nath_RFC) April 2, 2018
Tweet this instead you daft fuckers pic.twitter.com/vgibBmHuAR
— Teddybearrtid (@william_wallace) April 2, 2018
What apparent rangers supporter/employee sanctioned this tweet? Did they even read their job description do they even know the traditions of this great club????
— Rangers Easy OK (@CFLOYAL) April 2, 2018
Rangers media team really do deserve there p45s . Recent stuff lately makes you wonder if they’re trying to get sacked 🙈🙈
— Craig taylor (@TOTTLES2) April 2, 2018
Please post adverts for a vacancies in the media team and then fire yourselves.
— Dane (@Dane1872) April 2, 2018
Unleash better social media agency.
— Incorrigible🍸Kenneth (@IncorrigibleK) April 2, 2018
— RangersHistory (@RangersFACTS) April 2, 2018
April fools was yesterday guys.
— Sam Sneddon (@samjsneddon) April 2, 2018
— Chris ✡ (@BCSJ7RFC) April 2, 2018
What do you think of the reaction? Is it warranted, or a touch over the top? Is this something really to be concerned about?