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Media caption Rangers fans pay regard to ex-player Ricksen

Rangers fans have actually been paying their aspects to ex-player Fernando Ricksen whose funeral service has actually occurred in Glasgow.

The Dutch global passed away recently at the age of 43 after fighting motor neurone illness because 2013.

To the noises of applause and bagpipe music, the cortege made its method to Ibrox Stadium where it paused.

A service then happened at Wellington Church prior to a personal, household cremation was held at Linn Crematorium.

Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard led the present Ibrox group at the church service.

A variety of Ricksen’s previous Rangers colleagues, consisting of Tore Andre Flo, Nacho Novo, Neil McCann and Peter Lovenkrands, came to the church together.

Celtic supervisor Neil Lennon, who met Ricksen in his playing days, represented the Parkhead club.

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Image caption Ex-Ibrox stars Nacho Novo, Michael Mols and Thomas Buffel were amongst the pallbearers

Ricksen’s widow Veronika and other friends and family used football t-shirts with her other half’s name on the number and the back 2 which he used for much of his profession.

The Dutchman was a fans’ preferred throughout his six-year spell at Rangers after being signed by Dick Advocaat in 2000.

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Image caption Fernando Ricksen was captain as Rangers won the Scottish Premier League in 2005

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Media caption Rangers fans outside Ibrox commemorate Fernando Ricksen, a gamer called “among the last tough guys”.

He assisted the club win the domestic cup double in 2002, the treble in 2003 and was captain for a prize double in 2005.

In a declaration launched through Rangers, the gamer’s household stated they “want to thank everybody who has actually paid their aspects to Fernando over the recently”.

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Image caption Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard signed up with mourners at the church service
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Image caption Former Rangers team-mates Steven Thompson and Billy Dodds get to the church

The declaration included: “It has actually provided convenience at a really tough time.”

Only household flowers are asked for at Wellington Church.

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Image caption Celtic chairman Ian Bankier, left, and supervisor Neil Lennon represented the Parkhead club

Rangers fan Stefan Souttar was amongst the crowds outside Ibrox.

He stated: “You see all the various clubs here (amongst the homages). I’ve seen a Villarreal headscarf and all the Celtic tops.

“It simply reveals he was a favored man. Although there’s the Rangers and Celtic competition, they still come together for regard.”

After medical diagnosis in 2013, Ricksen invested his years fighting motor neurone illness and marketing and raising loan to discover a remedy for the incapacitating condition, which impacts the nerves and triggers weak point gradually.

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Media caption Fernando Ricksen scoring for Rangers

His charity has actually raised over £ 1m in a quote to assist researchers with research study. Speaking to ITV News in June, when he utilized eye motions to talk by means of a computer system, Ricksen advised those in sport to do more to assist pressure drugs business to discover a remedy.

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Image caption Fernando Ricksen’s widow Veronika is comforted by loved ones
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“The sports world might put more pressure on the pharmaceutical business,” he stated. “This illness is not rewarding enough so it has no concern.

“If tomorrow an MND epidemic came we would have a treatment within a week. It’s horrible however a truth.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49813989