Hearts legend Stephane Adam taunts 'the late Rangers' as he marks anniversary of 1998 Scottish Cup win

Hearts legend Stephane Adam has had a cheeky dig at Rangers as he marked the anniversary of his famous winner in the 1998 Scottish Cup final.

By Matthew Elder
Monday, 17th May 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 12:46 pm

The striker wrote himself into Hearts history with the second goal in the 2-1 win over the Ibrox side at Celtic Park – which hosted the final due to redevelopment work at Hampden – firing past Andy Goram early in the second half after Colin Cameron had given the Edinburgh side a second minute lead from the penalty spot.

Rangers pulled one back in the 81st minute through Ally McCoist to set up a nerve-shredding finale, but Jim Jefferies’ Jambos held on for a momentous win to claim their first piece of silverware in 36 years.

The 23rd anniversary of the match fell on Sunday, and Adam took to Twitter to wish Hearts fans a “Happy 16th of May” while also making a jibe at “the late Rangers Football Club” in reference to the Glasgow club’s financial demise which resulted in liquidation and readmittance to the bottom tier of the SPFL in 2012.

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Posting a link to YouTube highlights of the ‘98 final, the Frenchman added: “23 years ago today, we won the Scottish cup against the late rangers football club (RIP). Memories !! Happy 16th of May Jambos !!”

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Stephane Adam celebrates Hearts' Scottish Cup final win over Rangers in 1998.