Rangers fans don’t want their Nigerian youngster to ever leave the club as he put in another beautiful performance in the Europa League
Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey has dedicated Rangers’ win to the club’s legendary kitman who died three days ago at the age of 69.
Bassey held his black armband and faced the camera after the win against RB Liepzig at Ibrox. With almost teary eyes and an emotion-laden face, the 22-year old defender said “For you Jimmy.”
Bell is highly respected in Rangers and was a cultural icon for the club.
The player tweeted later and said “For Jimmy… love you”
Rangers overturned a first-leg 1-0 deficit against Leipzig on Thursday as they qualified for their first European final in more than a decade.
The Nigerian who was voted the club’s Young Player of the Season has been a significant presence in their backline operating as a left full-back and centre back.
He also had an impressive display and was hailed by fans of the club for his good performance.
We love Jimmy and you love you👏👏👏
— ᑕᗩᗰᑭᗷᗴᒪᒪ ᗩᑎᗪᗴᖇᔕᗝᑎ🇬🇧 🏴 (@Scotchlad55) May 5, 2022
Another fantastic performance Calvin, by you and all the lads. Looking forward to Sevilla and I’m sure you are too. 👏👏 Come on the Rangers.
— Douglas Gilligan (@SpecializedDoug) May 6, 2022
You sir, are a gentleman and a damn fine footballer. My player of the season and man of the year after that gesture.
— The DT (@turps100) May 6, 2022
Alexa, show me how to respect Jimmy Bell. Well done Shirley . #machine
— Gordy (@RobertG51985119) May 5, 2022
You were an absolute mountain tonight, big man. Heart of a Lion.
You made us all proud. And JImmy would be prouder than us all. Well Done.
— 🇨🇦🇬🇧 BlueDel 🇬🇧🇨🇦 (@Vengafish) May 5, 2022
He can go to the very very top mate, his recovery pace is probably the best i've seen and he invariably times the tackle well. Genuinely struggling to think of better.
— WereBear (@redbetweenwhite) May 5, 2022
Contract for life i love this boy and hes getting better and better would run through a brick wall for us
— RangersViews (@RANGERSviews82) May 5, 2022
— Dawn Carmichael (@DawnxCarmichael) May 6, 2022
Never leave us Calvin, you’re one of us now ❤️
— williamgrimes (@WilliamGrimes_) May 5, 2022