Rangers celebrated their Scottish Premiership title success as a group of fans arranged for a spectacular light show on the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
And a group of Rangers fans based in the UAE showed their appreciation for their team's 55th league title success by organising the flashy tribute on Sunday, beamed onto the side of the 2,717-foot building and complete with suitably rousing music.
:trophy: We Are #Relentle55- Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 16, 2021
:trophy: We Are #Champion55
:trophy: We Are Global MyGers
:trophy: We Are Forever Ready
:top: In a first for football, #RangersFC has tonight lit up the world's tallest building - Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
:point_right: https://t.co/N2RQ7pPpuK pic.twitter.com/o1XW8MwfIq
While the video of the moment was shared on Rangers' official social media accounts, apparently the tribute was set up by a group of Gers supporters.
The light show beamed a short video of celebrating players, the club badge, a count up to 55 league titles - as well as the image of Gerrard himself - onto the vast skyscraper.
Club need to make this music available, bloody goosebumps every time:clap::clap::clap:- Gary Shields (@ShieldsoRFC) May 16, 2021
Presumably any Dubai-based Celtic supporters were rapidly closing their curtains as the tribute kicked off at, you guessed it, 5.55pm UK time.
Gerrard's team drew just six of 38 league games this season, winning the other 32 for a total of 102 points. Captain James Tavernier, Scotland's PFA Player of the Year, lifted the trophy on Saturday as Celtic's run of nine league titles in a row officially ended.
Twenty-four hours later came the light show on the Middle East skyscraper, which became the world's tallest building when it surpassed the Taipei 101 in 2009.
Boasting 160 floors, the hotel is over half a mile in height. It is also Dubai's main tourist attraction and - for a brief period on Sunday - also became the main centre of attention for a lot of interested observers in Glasgow.
Well, one half of Glasgow anyway, as Rangers fans paid tribute to the "phenomenal" and "outstanding" show on social media.
I mean. This just can't get any better.- Be Calm and Follow On #55 (@becalmfollowon) May 16, 2021
Oh man that tune slowed down makes me want to cry :sob: https://t.co/AW8o6dhUUF- L :blue_heart: (@Ljt10x) May 16, 2021
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