sport news Walter Smith: Rangers fans gather outside Ibrox to pay tribute to legendary ...

sport news Walter Smith: Rangers fans gather outside Ibrox to pay tribute to legendary ...
sport news Walter Smith: Rangers fans gather outside Ibrox to pay tribute to legendary ...

Rangers fans came together outside Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday night to pay respects to their former boss Walter Smith. 

Smith, 73, died in hospital on Tuesday and Rangers' first game since his passing was dominated by tributes to one of their greatest ever managers.

Hundreds of shirts from Smith's time in charge were laid outside the ground as well as dozens of bouquets of flowers, accompanied by emotional messages of condolence from supporters. 

Prior to kick-off a minute's silence was observed by both sets of players and coaches, as well as the sell-out crowd inside Ibrox. 

A large banner at one end of the ground also paid tribute to Smith and the legacy he leaves at the Glasgow club. It read: 'For deeds done and glories won, thank you Walter.' 

Earlier on Wednesday Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, his assistant Gary McAllister, as well as players Steven Davis, Allan McGregor, James Tavernier and Douglas Park, arrived in suits to lay a wreath in memory of Smith. 

The card on the wreath read: 'To the Smith family, I am really sorry for your loss on behalf of me and my staff. 

The grounds outside Rangers' Ibrox stadium was dominated by floral tributes, as well as scarves and shirts, to the club's iconic former manager Walter Smith after he died aged 73

The grounds outside Rangers' Ibrox stadium was dominated by floral tributes, as well as scarves and shirts, to the club's iconic former manager Walter Smith after he died aged 73

Rangers fans have been left devastated by Smith's passing this week and looked to pay tribute

Rangers fans have been left devastated by Smith's passing this week and looked to pay tribute

A minute's silence was held before kick-off on Wednesday and a banner was held in his honour

A minute's silence was held before kick-off on Wednesday and a banner was held in his honour

A photo of Smith appeared on the big screen as well as 'always remembered' on the ad boards

A photo of Smith appeared on the big screen as well as 'always remembered' on the ad boards

He won 21 major trophies with Rangers during his two spells with the Ibrox side as manager

He won 21 major trophies with Rangers during his two spells with the Ibrox side as manager

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