Football Viral: Duck is off the menu at Ibrox after Sportsdirect gaffe



It seems that Rangers have taken Duck off the menu at Ibrox following an absolute clanger from Sportsdirect, who run the Rangers megastore website.

This afternoon the blue section of the internet imploded after a dastardly duck managed to find its way onto the Rangers megastore website in what was described by one disgruntled punter as a ‘ducking disgrace’.

Why all the anger over one rubber ducky? Well it so happened that the duck in question was bedecked in the colours of Rangers’ rivals Celtic and was bold as brass with its successful infiltration off the Rangers website – even managing a smirk.

The £4.99 rubber duck promised potential buyers: “If you are looking for a great gift for any special occasion then this football team rubber duck is ideal for any football fan. The rubber duck is laid in a rubber dinghy and has the team colours and badge to show what team you really support at bath time.”

After several hours and many complaints from Rangers supporters, the duck was placed on the banned list and was pulled from the Rangers megastore website with a message stating that product was no longer available.

However, it seems that one specific species of duck is set to be given a reprieve by Ibrox bosses, calling itself Duck a la Orange, it is expected that sales of the bird will sky-rocket and help alleviate some of the £14 million operating losses at the club.

No one from Rangers Football Club was available to comment, but a spokesperson for Duck a la Orange said it was a quacking bit of business for both parties.

As for the Duck in the hoops, Celtic fans rallied to support him, with many saying: ‘You’ll never quack alone!’ He will certainly be dining out on this one for a while.

Whatever happens it will be a seen as a quackastrophe for Sportsdirect with someone getting it in the beak over this.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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