LEGIA WARSAW fans produced a giant banner of Pope John Paul II’s face ahead of their Europa League qualifying clash with Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox.
The display featured a picture of the Polish pontiff alongside a message reading: “Be not afraid”.
Rangers have strong Protestant links in contrast to cross-town rivals Celtic, who are traditionally viewed as Glasgow’s Catholic side.
When Rangers met Legia earlier this month, their fans courted controversy with a series of sectarian songs, including one in which they sang “f**k the Pope”.
UEFA subsequently charged Rangers over the sectarian singing, with a section of Ibrox closed for the return leg.
The club will also not take takes for their first away match in the group stages after being given a second UEFA charge for more "racist behaviour" in the first leg.
Legia fans have just unveiled a huge flag of Pope John Paul II at Ibrox. pic.twitter.com/EYyrbPjzDw
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) August 29, 2019
The Legia fans’ response was met with approval on Twitter.
"Bet that went down well,” one fans joked.
"Best football trolling in world football,” another wrote.
A third commented: "Incredible."
Despite their creative display, Rangers won through on the night with a stoppage time winner from Gers’ Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos enough to settle the tie 1-0 on the night and 1-0 on aggregate.