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Rangers: Noel Whelan drops Sydney Super Cup claim

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Noel Whelan has dropped a bold Glasgow Rangers claim after a big update emerged involving their proposed involvement in the Sydney Super Cup.

The Lowdown: Withdrawal?

As per The Daily Record, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team are now considering withdrawing their participation in the friendly tournament in November, which includes an Old Firm derby against their Glasgow arch-rivals.

Should Rangers play in the Sydney Cup?

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Yes

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It is claimed that they face a seven-figure penalty for pulling out, but chiefs at Ibrox are confident that they can avoid a financial hit because of a legal loophole.

The Latest: Whelan reacts

Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan – who used to play in the Scottish Premiership – has claimed that ‘it wouldn’t be a good look’ if Rangers suddenly now withdraw, but suggests that it is the best move for all parties. He said:

“It wouldn’t be a good look but I don’t think they’re going to bat an eyelid, to be quite honest with you.

“Peer pressure from fans regarding the game and the tournament, it’s their prerogative, it really is. If they feel they’ve got better options somewhere else to go and play other games, they’ll do that.

“If they do, they’re doing it for their own reasons. Probably not because of the fans but because they just decide that there’s a better option somewhere else.

“It’s sometimes not all about the money. You’ve got to weigh up a lot of things. I’m sure the fans will have had their say, I’m sure they’ll be listening to it as well.

“You’ve got to, because the fans are the club at the end of the day. They’ll come to the right decision, but they certainly won’t lose any sleep over if they do pull out, that’s for sure.”

The Verdict: Pull out

Regardless of the amount of money that the club could potentially lose, Rangers need to pull out of this tournament.

There has already been a lot of backlash against their participation, given the links to Celtic’s Australian manager Ange Postecoglou, while some Gers fans were seen throwing tennis balls onto the pitch in today’s trip to Dundee in further protest.

The tournament also raises concerns over injuries and fatigue, so it just seems sensible for the Light Blues to withdraw now, or potentially face further backlash.

In other news, find out what ‘exciting’ Rangers update has left Jordan Campbell buzzing


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