Feyenoord manager Jaap Staam and his players laid flowers outside Ibrox in memory of Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen.

Gers hero Ricksen, 43, passed away yesterday morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease.

With the two clubs set to do battle in their Europa League openers later this evening, rivalry was set aside as Stam and players Steven Berghuis and Eric Botteghin left Feyenoord jerseys and flowers at the memorial.

We told earlier how Ricksen's passing united Old Firm rivals as former Celtic stars left their own messages of remembrance and tribute for their old foe.

Stiliyan Petrov led the tributes with a poignant message for his warrior pal.

Ex-Rangers teammates of Ricksen's also posted their heartfelt condolences.

Lorenzo Amoruso, Peter Lovenkrands and Nacho Novo were among those to pay their respects.