One particular Rangers player’s car ended up being deliberately set on fire outside his home with a police investigation now taking place.
Emergency services were called to the goalkeeper’s property on the outskirts of Glasgow on Thursday after a 999 alert was raised.
The fireball incident was caught on video that showed flames leaping 6ft into the air.
A source said: “It was incredible, one of the cars sitting in the drive was fully alight, it was causing a huge commotion in what is normally a very quiet road.
“The homes around here are very expensive and it’s scary to think what could have happened, the flames were very close to the house.
“It’s terrifying to think that someone caused this deliberately, why would someone set fire to a car like that?”
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service state they were notified of the blaze and sent three appliances to tackle the blaze.
This is the second time a Rangers player has seen their car involved in some kind of incident as in January, a man was charged in connection with an incident involving Alfredo Morelos’ vehicle.
Police arrested and charged the 29-year-old with an alleged breach of the peace – which means actual or likely disturbance of the public peace and good order which it is expected citizens should.
This followed the vehicle being removed for examination after “reports of a man allegedly tampering” with it in a secured car park in Glasgow.
A report was sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were made aware of a vehicle fire outside a property around 10.40pm on Thursday, September 3.
“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended, nobody was injured and the fire is being treated as wilful.
“Enquiries are ongoing.
“Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3735 of September 3.”
Meanwhile, Jon McLaughlin reckons the chance to work with Allan McGregor at Rangers has helped raise his levels this term.
Keeper McLaughlin, who has made an impressive start to life at the Gers, said: “Allan has been great to me but all the keepers get on well and we have a good relationship. It has been an easy transition coming here.
“One of the big reasons of coming here was the experience Allan has, to work with someone like him day in and day out can only make me a better goalkeeper.
“He is back from his injury and we have been getting on well so we will see how we get on from here.”
MCGREGOR’S PLAYING CAREER:
2001–2012 – Rangers – 205 apps
2004–2005 → St Johnstone (loan) – 20 apps
2005–2006 → Dunfermline Athletic (loan) – 26 apps
2012–2013 – Beşiktaş – 27 apps
2013–2018 – Hull City – 141 apps
2017 → Cardiff City (loan) – 19 apps
2018– Rangers – 62 apps
2002–2003 – Scotland U21 – 6 apps
2004 – Scotland B – 1 app
2007–2018 – Scotland – 42 apps
Fans reacted on social media after seeing the Rangers player’s car deliberately set on fire outside his home…
A Car was deliberately torched at home of Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor
This act could have cost lives if the fire spread.
I hope the idiot responsible is caught quickly
— THE BLACK SALTIRE#FBSI (@80_mcswan) September 5, 2020
It’ll turn out the same way as the Moreles hysterical saga where Sevco PR team tried to blame Celtic fans of putting a tracker on his car,suggesting there was a malicious aspect. Guillible Sevco fans swallowed it(surprising) buy turned out to be his wife as he was playing away.
— 45% Stood Tall (@1888_Originals) September 5, 2020
That’s a real shame. I just hope it doesn’t affect his normal jovial, talkative, happy go lucky demeanour
— CeltScot67 ???????☘️ (@dkt65) September 5, 2020
Or he fancied a new car
— Thomas (@sayitasicit1) September 6, 2020
Not a fan of his or Rangers, but there’s no need for this. It’s only a game for goodness sake.
— niko (@limehouse55) September 5, 2020
Yer da leaving the backdoor when the child protectors show up at the front door pic.twitter.com/SkMLMRMDky
— Jamie ?? (@jrfc1990) September 4, 2020