He was held up as a hell-raiser, the archetypal bad boy, but Fernando Ricksen will also be remembered as one of Scottish football's greatest competitors. Ricksen was a Dutchman whose traits were more typical of a British player, an energetic and committed figure who liked nothing more than the rough and tumble of the Scottish Premier League. It was an environment suited to his all-action style. Particularly those ancient derby matches with Glasgow foes Celtic.
The ghastly news that he is fighting Motor Neurone Disease is difficult to comprehend for a figure who was defined by his energy.Read More »from Ricksen illness so tragic after rousing contribution to Rangers and Scottish game