Fact Check: Know the real story behind ‘1 League Title’ Ibrox photo

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Rangers have finally lifted the long-elusive Scottish Premiership title for the first time in nine years, as the Glasgow outfit managed to get one over their city rivals Celtic to win the Scottish top flight this season. Celtic’s draw with Dundee United in their last outing meant that Steven Gerrard’s men mathematically secured the title and would visit Celtic Park as champions next week.

It is an incredible time to be a Rangers fan in what has been one of the most dominant showings in recent history for the club both in the league and in Europe throughout the season so far, but they were not found nearly as happy when a photo of their Ibrox Stadium did the rounds on social media recently – a photo which featured Rangers’ famous and historical stadium adorned by a piece of writing which initially seemed to have been put there by salty Celtic supporters.

The photo featured the outside of the stadium covered with an edit which read “1 LEAGUE TITLE” as oppose to “55 LEAGUE TITLES”.

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Suspected to be put up by Celtic supporters mocking the fact that no matter how dominant the Gers were this season – it is still their first league success in a long while because according to them, the old club died when they went into administration then liquidation back in 2012.

But the Rangers fans’ frustrations were short-lived as it soon turned out that the banner was not real – it was a Photoshop job as the original snap has been manipulated and tampered with, by a Rangers fan nonetheless –

Rangers will next visit Celtic Park on March 21 having already been crowned, as Rangers fans would rather live in a glorious present than dwell on the past.

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By Surjit Patowary

Extremely passionate, detail-oriented when it comes to football. Obsessed with the news. Fact-checking is life!

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