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  Tuesday, 6 August, 2002, 13:19 GMT 14:19 UK
Rangers fans left green
Rangers fans got the shock of their lives when they opened the official club magazine to find a pull-out poster of arch-rivals Celtic.

The glaring error came in this month's edition of Rangers News, which had promised a booklet containing their fixtures for the new season.

Instead the pull-out featured a special section dedicated to Celtic's matches.


I discovered that I was reading pages from the Celtic View - pages nine to 56 to be precise
Rangers fan Kenny Knotts

Rangers fan Kenny Knotts was one of those left feeling green.

The 42-year-old season ticket holder admitted: "I now know more about Celtic's games this season than I do Rangers."

He told the Evening Times newspaper: "My wife Josie got me a Rangers News from the supporters shop in Sauchiehall Street.

"She knew I was after the fixture list. But halfway through the magazine, I discovered that I was reading pages from the Celtic View publication - pages nine to 56 to be precise.

"To make matters worse, there was no fixtures list for Rangers. The poster was for the Celtic games."

Stapling

Kenny, a baker from Toryglen, Glasgow, was forced to look at pictures of Bhoys boss Martin O'Neill and striker Henrik Larsson because of the printing error.

He said: "The printer who produces the Rangers News also does the Celtic View and ended up stapling the pages together.

"My friends are Celtic supporters, so we had a laugh, but the printers weren't too happy when my wife got in touch.

Henrik Larsson reacts after Celtic lose 3-2 to Rangers in the Scottish Cup final.
This is the only picture of Larsson Rangers fans would allow

"They went back to the supporters shop and took away every magazine."

A spokesman for Rangers insisted only 10 copies had left the shelves before they were alerted to the rogue pages.

And fortunately, most fans seemed to take it in the right heart.

John McMillan, of the Rangers Supporters Association, joked: "I know both clubs are working closely, but this is a novel approach.

"But it's been a genuine mistake. It's certainly given us all a laugh."

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