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To bastardise a line from Alexi Sayle: We have no right to see real tigers in this country any more than Indians have any right to see Orangemen in theirs.
If this is part of Rangers taking a stand against the people who bastardise the words of the song to their own ends, they should be shouting it from the rooftops.
If they're going to bastardise star signs, surely Wancer would have been more appropriate.