AN East Lothian pub looks to have shut down its Facebook page after receiving huge backlash for referring to Rangers fans as “Them” in a post.

To promote Sunday’s Motherwell v Rangers match at Fir Park, The Old Aberlady Inn, in the small village of Aberlady, wrote on Facebook: “Motherwell v Them.”

However, disgruntled Light Blues fans blasted the venue for using the term.

Evening Times:

Fan page Rangers Then Now Forever 1872 has been circulating a screenshot of the post online, writing: “The Old Aberlady Inn has now shut down their Facebook page after receiving hundreds if not thousands of reviews after referring Rangers to 'Them' earlier on a post !”

Disgruntled fans have said they will now take to the pub’s TripAdvisor page to leave negative reviews.

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The boozer reportedly offered an apology to fans amid the backlash before taking the decision to close the Facebook page down.

A pub source has since described the situation as “an absolute nightmare.”

According to The Scottish Sun, the source added: “It was just meant as a joke from the manager, but it’s gone absolutely nuts.

“We’ve had to close the Facebook down. There’s been negative reviews from people all over the world.

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“It’s just been a social media faux pas, but some of the things said over the phone to our staff was awful.”

The source also said: “He [the manager] never meant to offend anyone.”

Pub shuts down Facebook page amid huge backlash for referring to Rangers fans as ‘Them’