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http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/article...30/0,,5,00.html

RANGERS paid their respects to the victims of the 1971 Ibrox Disaster this morning ahead of tonight's game with Dundee United.

Back then, on January 2, an awful accident on Stairway 13 near the end of the Rangers-Celtic derby resulted in the death of 66 supporters while 145 were injured.

John Greig and Sandy Jardine lay a wreath at the Ibrox MemorialIt remains the worst tragedy in Scottish football and the events of that day and what followed are indelibly etched in the minds of the players involved at that time.

At the final whistle, a crush developed on Stairway 13 - the quickest exit to the Copland Road tube station - and fans fell and became trapped, with others landing on top of them.

It turned into the blackest moment in Rangers' history and those who died so tragically shall never be forgotten.

As is now tradition, a wreath is laid at the memorial to Ibrox Disaster victims and other fans who have lost their lives at the stadium before the nearest home game to January 2.

That falls today and a ceremony took place earlier when John Greig and Sandy Jardine - both of whom played in 1971 - laid a wreath at the memorial.

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RANGERS paid their respects to the victims of the 1971 Ibrox Disaster this morning ahead of tonight's game with Dundee United.

Back then, on January 2, an awful accident on Stairway 13 near the end of the Rangers-Celtic derby resulted in the death of 66 supporters while 145 were injured.

It remains the worst tragedy in Scottish football and the events of that day and what followed are indelibly etched in the minds of the players involved at that time.

At the final whistle, a crush developed on Stairway 13 - the quickest exit to the Copland Road tube station - and fans fell and became trapped, with others landing on top of them.

It turned into the blackest moment in Rangers' history and those who died so tragically shall never be forgotten.

As is now tradition, a wreath is laid at the memorial to Ibrox Disaster victims and other fans who have lost their lives at the stadium before the nearest home game to January 2.

That falls today and a ceremony took place earlier when John Greig and Sandy Jardine - both of whom played in 1971 - laid a wreath at the memorial.

http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/article...2254024_1918230

RIP Absent Friends.

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