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Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen has opened up about his four-year battle with motor neurone disease in a heartbreaking documentary. The camera also follows the Dutch international back to Glasgow where he underwent his regular inspections and operations. Subscribe to our Daily newsletter Enter email Subscribe. Fernando now has his own charity and last night a star-studded fundraising dinner was held at the Ibrox Suite in the Rangers stadium to raise money for The Fernando Ricksen Foundation. Celtic FC Celtic fans rage at ‘unsporting’ Motherwell after controversial goal The incident sparked anger among the Hoops support. Dangerous driving Teen warns against drink and drug driving as photos show extent of horror crash injuries Sarah Cornish was left with a fractured spine, broken legs and a broken arm after her ex boyfriend crashed his car.

Video Loading Video Unavailable. In the film, to be screened tonight on Dutch TV, cameras follow Fernando for eight months and shoot every aspect of his life, from special moments meeting Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid to painful everyday trials, such as getting dressed, washed and fed. Fernando enjoyed a trophy-laden career at Rangers , winning two titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups from the year until Fernando now has his own charity and last night a star-studded fundraising dinner was held at the Ibrox Suite in the Rangers stadium to raise money for The Fernando Ricksen Foundation. He revealed to a shocked audience on a Dutch talk show in that he had been diagnosed with MND which is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling movement. Asked if he thought that people would be shocked when they saw the documentary, Fernando says he hopes not.

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Asked if he thought that people would be shocked when they saw the documentary, Fernando says he hopes not. BBC BBC Scotland gets mixed reviews as new channel kicks off with Still Game and Burnistoun Viewers tuned in for the first airing of the new channel with reactions ranging from ‘tragic’ to ‘refreshing’.

Having suffered from MND for four years, Fernando said the most difficult thing he has had to deal with was losing his independence and “having to ask people for help”. Maryan Shved Maryan Shved on fire as Celtic loan star bags hat-trick on Karpaty Lviv return The future Hoops winger dazzled in his first game back after signing for the Scottish champions on transfer deadline day in January.

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Celtic FC Celtic fans rage at ‘unsporting’ Motherwell after controversial goal The incident sparked anger among the Hoops support. Fans gathered outside the stadium to welcome Fernando home as he arrived for the match against Hamilton.

But the brave star vowed to battle on and is still refusing to let the disease beat him four years on. Scottish Premiership Celtic 4 Motherwell 1 as Odsonne Edouard double helps Hoops overcome controversial goal – 3 talking points The Hoops extended their per cent domestic home record but there were bad-tempered scenes at Parkhead. The camera also follows the Dutch international back to Glasgow where he underwent his regular inspections and operations.

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Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice. Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe See our privacy notice More newsletters. Scottish Premiership Hamilton 0 Rangers 5 as sensational Ryan Kent shines in thumping – 3 talking points It was a comfortable win for the visiting side as they moved five points clear of third placed Aberdeen. In the film, to be screened tonight on Dutch TV, cameras follow Fernando for eight months and shoot every aspect of his life, from special moments meeting Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid to painful everyday trials, such as getting dressed, washed and fed.

Shetland Person dies in huge Shetland house fire after crews battle flames for hours Fire crews were called to Burns Lane in Lerwick just before wtach last night.

Speaking through his beloved wife Veronika, Fernando says he wants the world to know that he’s still fighting the cruel disease with everything he’s got. Get the biggest Rangers stories by email Subscribe See our privacy notice More newsletters. Most Read Most Recent Stephen Robinson Stephen Robinson blasts Celtic fans cheering Carl McHugh being stretchered off The Motherwell boss hit out at a minority of supporters for their reaction to his skipper being knocked unconscious in the wake of Well’s controversial goal.

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BBC BBC Scotland gets mixed reviews as new channel kicks off with Still Game and Burnistoun Viewers tuned in for the first airing of the new channel with reactions ranging from ‘tragic’ to ‘refreshing’. The year-old was given a heartwarming applause in the second minute of the game — the number he wore proudly on his back during his six years with the club.

A trailer for the documentary shows the ex-Gers star talk about fernandk he hopes that people will draw inspiration from his spirited battle with the muscle-wasting disease, also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Scottish Premiership Hamilton 0 Rangers 5 as sensational Ryan Kent shines in thumping – 3 talking points It was a comfortable win for the visiting side as they moved five points clear rivksen third placed Aberdeen.

More On Fernando Ricksen Charity. Shetland Person dies in huge Shetland house fire after crews battle flames for hours Fire crews were called to Burns Lane in Lerwick just before midnight last night. The only place off limits was the bathroom.

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But hundreds had earlier gathered outside the main stand to form a rickswn of honour as the former midfielder arrived at the stadium.

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intetview Subscribe to our Daily newsletter Enter email Subscribe. Having been used to doing things his own way, ricsken was now “really difficult to ask other people”. People diagnosed with MND can expect to live between one-five years, with 10 per cent of sufferers living a decade or longer. Fernando now has his own charity and last night a star-studded fundraising dinner was held at the Ibrox Suite in the Rangers stadium to raise money for The Fernando Ricksen Foundation. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice.

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