Rangers players do “Celtic huddle” in FIFA 17


RANGERS fans are delighted their team is back in the FIFA video game – but furious the virtual players are shown doing a Celtic-style huddle.

After disappearing from the game’s version of the SPFL for four years, the club is back in the top flight for FIFA 17.

But a picture has emerged from the game showing the Rangers players in a pre-match huddle, something synonymous with arch-rivals Celtic.

The screenshot from the game was uploaded on Twitter yesterday evening (Thurs) with the caption: “FIFA 17 – Four long years I’ve waited to play as the mighty Glasgow Rangers 1872 in FIFA then they do this?!”


The huddle is a well-known Celtic tradition
The huddle is a well-known Celtic tradition


The picture shows the light blues’ team huddled round on the pitch just as Celtic do when captain, Scott Brown, gives a rousing speech to the other players.

The tweet has sparked debate between rival sets of supporters and has already gained over 2,000 retweets and likes.

One user, @davidsmith_72 simply said: “Not buying it.”

A Celtic supporter, @johnduddy_, suggested that the Rangers fan could buy rival game, Pro Evolution Soccer and replied: “Hahaha pes it is for you.”

@BarryThomson_ said: “It’s a f****** outrage.”

Whilst @KevinMiller1976 made light of Rangers recent financial troubles and commented:

“Is there a liquidation league? Gretna, Third Lanark & Rangers.”

Rangers missed out on a place in last year’s FIFA as they were playing in the Scottish Championship, a league not featured by the game but had been in prior versions.

The huddle has been used as part of Celtic’s pre-match ritual since being introduced in 1995 and is even used as the title of various fansites for the club.