Jack Butland Addresses Heated Exchange with Rangers Fan After Ibrox Win

Rangers goalkeeper Jack Butland has spoken out for the first time regarding a heated exchange with a fan following the team’s win over Kilmarnock. The incident, which circulated on social media, saw tensions rise outside Ibrox Stadium after a disappointing run of form for the Gers.

Despite securing a 4-1 victory, Rangers fans remained frustrated with their team’s overall performance, particularly with Celtic now favorites to clinch the Scottish Premiership title ahead of the upcoming Old Firm derby.

Footage captured the confrontation between Butland and a supporter, with the fan reportedly stating, “I pay your wages!” before the incident escalated.

“We have a massive Rangers family,” Butland acknowledged. “Sometimes, especially in front of children, people overstep the mark. That has been addressed and we’ve moved on.”

The England international emphasized the pressures that come with playing for a club like Rangers.

“There are always going to be tensions,” Butland explained. “People have high expectations, but they don’t always know what’s going on behind the scenes. That’s part of football, though. This week is all about the derby, and that’s where our focus lies.”

Looking ahead to the crucial match against Celtic, Butland stressed the team’s determination.

“Every game at Rangers is a must-win,” he said. “We’re excited for the challenge. We’ve made things tougher for ourselves lately, but a good start against Celtic could be the key. These are the games you dream of playing in, and I see it as an opportunity to achieve something special for the club.”

With the title race on the line, all eyes will be on Butland and his teammates as they attempt to silence their doubters and reignite their championship aspirations at Celtic Park.