RANGERS have been mocked online after an image of halogen heater in the club’s main entrance went viral.
Ahead of yesterday’s Scottish Cup tie at Ibrox against Morton, the industrial heater was spotted at the foot of the stadium’s famous marble staircase.
Rival supporters have mocked the club for the unusual heating choice and suggested it is a sign of continued financial difficulty at Ibrox.
The heater was spotted by a Twitter user known as ‘Big Stuart’ who shared the image yesterday with the caption: “What the f**k is that? Is that one of those industrial halogen heaters heating up the marble staircase at Ibrox? Get to f**k man.”
The picture shows Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty walking through the famous entrance before kick-off with the bright glow of what appears to be a halogen heater behind him.
The marble staircase is in a particularly famous area of the stadium, with the grand entrance featuring statues of past managers and a list of Rangers hall of fame members hanging from the wall.
The bright red glow of the heater can be seen by the foot of the staircase as another man sits behind Murty, wearing a wooly hat.
Rival supporters have been quick to provide their own theories as to why the unusual form of heating was required at Ibrox.
Oldagefanclub wrote: “It’s Kenny Miller’s sun lamp.”
Paul McBennett commented: “It’s part of the upgrades King was talking about! A s****y three bar.”
Slimshady asked: “Gas bill unpaid?”
James Taylor added: “F*****g hell, at night you can see Celtic Park from the international space station. Sevco’s got to use a halogen heater.”
Whilst MaxiBhoy wrote: “Can’t afford a facepainter, can’t afford electricity.”
There was drama at Rangers over the weekend when manager Mark Warburton left the club under a cloud of confusion.
The club said that he had resigned whilst Warburton claimed he hadn’t and knew nothing about his departure.
Youth coach, Graeme Murty, took charge for the weekend’s Scottish Cup match, which the Gers won 2-1 against Championship side Morton.