Glasgow doesn't belong to me
When I went to see Supersize Me the other evening there was a trailer for Ken Loach's new film, Ae Fond Kiss, in which one of the characters says during a class:
I'm a Glaswegian Pakistani woman teenager who supports Glasgow Rangers in a Catholic school.But she wouldn't say Glasgow Rangers, would she? She'd just say Rangers. I've never heard a Rangers fan say anything else, the addition being not only inaccurate (since the club is actually called Rangers Football Club) but also suggestive of other clubs called Rangers, and hence of a possible confusion between different clubs of similar name. No Rangers fan would ever countenance such a possibility.
Moreover, nobody brought up in Glasgow would ever think that Rangers could be misunderstood as meaning anything other than the team from Ibrox. You would know that, your listeners would know that and everybody would know that. What's odd is that Ken Loach and Paul Laverty don't seem to know that.