Rangers fans have hit back at Aberdeen supporters for poking fun at the horrifically violent knee injury sustained by Light Blues legend Ian Durrant 29 years ago.

Eagle-eyed Gers fan Ran McLean, from Glenboig, posted an image of the offensive banner onto Facebook fan page FollowFollow.com late on Wednesday night after a 2-1 win saw Aberdeen triumph at Ibrox for the first time in quarter of a century.

The banner appears to show The Simpsons cartoon character Nelson pointing towards an image of Durrant with a speech bubble saying ‘Ha Ha!’ coming out of his mouth.

Homer, meanwhile, looks as though he is ready to tackle Durrant in the background of the image which has ‘The Simpsons’ written on it.

Glasgow Times:
The controversial banner (Credit: Rab McLean via FollowFollow/Facebook)

The banner makes reference to the shocking October 1988 tackle Durrant, then only 21, received at the hands of Aberdeen player Neil Simpson at Pittodrie.

Having torn the cruciate ligaments in his right knee, the horrendous tackle led to Durrant not being able to play for almost three years.

Posting the image online, a furious Rab said: “As if tonight wasn’t bad enough, being beside these scummy b******s was torture, lets see if the press pick up on the durrant banner.”

Fans on the FollowFollow.com page were quick to react with a similar sense of rage.

Glasgow Times:
Retired Durrant, now 50, is assistant manager to Stephen Aitken at Dumbarton

“What do you expect from this shower of uneducated clowns,” said one, as another added: “Where’s  the need fur that banner, thats riduculous, f*****g basically celebrating the fact that simpson wrecked jinx’s career, causing the man years of pain and rehabilitation.”

One fan, however, was quick to take the high road. She wrote: “Aww not being cheeky but who gives a f**k what they say or do! We’ve more things to be worrying about than them.”

Aberdeen’s win came a day after the Dons boss told Gers they should be “embarrassed” at only finishing third, as his side gave another stark illustration of the improvements the Light Blues have yet to make.

The Pittodrie side were sharper all over the pitch and claimed their first victory in Govan since September 1991 with goals from Graeme Shinnie and Ryan Christie.