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|Rangers vs. Dynamo Zagreb|
Rangers, and their hated rivals Celtic, are woven into the fabric of Glasgow and Scottish history. When Glaswegians abroad meet each other, it's one of the first questions asked: Green or Blue?
Two weeks ago I met a guy from Glasgow over here. The question was posed tentatively, but it turns out he was a civilian, a Morton fan - another dying breed.
The history of their rivalry - and its Sectarian violence - is not a salubrious one. I won't deny that the dangerous hatred and the ties to the Troubles of Northern Ireland were part of the attraction for me as a kid in Glasgow. I despise it now, but still can't see the green and white of a Celtic shirt without looking for a bottle to grab - and not for drinking purposes. I resist, of course, but it's that much in me.