Rangers to hold minute’s silence for murdered Arnold Peralta


Rangers will hold a minute’s silence for former player Arnold Peralta before Saturday’s game against Morton, after the Honduran was murdered on Thursday night.

The 26-year-old spent 18 months at Ibrox and helped the club win the League One title in 2014, before departing in January 2015.

A statement via the official club website, read: “Our thoughts go out to Arnold’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“The Club will pay its respects with a minute’s silence before tomorrow’s game against Morton. The players will also wear black armbands in his honour.”

Those thoughts were echoed by Rangers’ rivals Celtic who offered their condolences via an official statement.

It read: “Celtic Football Club sends out the deepest condolences to the family and friends of Arnold Peralta who died in tragic circumstances yesterday.

“The former Rangers player and Honduran international team-mate of Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre, died following an incident while on holiday in his hometown of La Ceiba.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with the Peralta family at this sad time.”


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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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