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Rangers fans to remember war dead of rivals Celtic at Belfast event

At least seven players associated with the Parkhead team were killed during the First World War. They will be honoured along with past Rangers and Hearts players at a remembrance ceremony during a dinner in the Europa Hotel.
At least seven players associated with the Parkhead team were killed during the First World War. They will be honoured along with past Rangers and Hearts players at a remembrance ceremony during a dinner in the Europa Hotel.

By Staff Reporter

Sixteen former Rangers stars and hundreds of Belfast-based fans of the Glasgow club will pay tribute tonight to past players from their bitter rivals, Celtic, who died in wartime.

At least seven players associated with the Parkhead team were killed during the First World War. They will be honoured along with past Rangers and Hearts players at a remembrance ceremony during a dinner in the Europa Hotel.

The event is being organised by supporters from the Sandy Row Rangers Club and their manager Warren Miller said: "We feel it's important to recognise the sacrifices of not only our former stars but also the men from other clubs who paid with their lives too. Sometimes people forget that Celtic players went away to war too."

The ex-Rangers players who are travelling to Belfast to join in the remembrance service include Colin Stein, Andy Gorman, Marco Negri and Barry Ferguson.

Proceeds from the night will go to charity.

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