Former Glasgow Rangers chairman Dave King is unhappy with the behaviour of certain Gers fans towards supporters group Club 1872.
The Lowdown: Allegations directed
Club 1872 has been given the chance to purchase King’s shares, and they have three years to do so (Sky Sports). The supporters group wants to give 20,000 fans the chance to buy a share.
However, the group is now facing a vote of no confidence, and they have been accused of a lack of corporate governance.
The Latest: King unhappy
Speaking to The Scottish Sun, King has shared his frustration with those supporters who have spoken out against Club 1872. He said:
“The supporters need to be able to talk with one voice at times when the club needs to be challenged.
“Club 1872 has done this effectively for many years and I am concerned that the club’s recent success has created short memories.
“I am starting to see the emergence of the type of back-biting by supporters against each other that was so typical and so damaging to the club during the David Murray era.
“I truly hope that the supporter unity that was essential to regime change – and hence our recent success – does not get degraded merely because a few embittered supporters resort to social media as a megaphone to trumpet unfair allegations.
“That is a disservice to all the loyal supporters that supported me at regime change and thereafter.
“Individual share ownership has never been an effective source of supporter influence.
“Club 1872 is the only viable option to achieve that.”
The Verdict: Trying to do the right thing
The Gers supporters have been given a fantastic opportunity to have a say and a voice in their club – this is something of which many fans at clubs around the world can only dream. Why some supporters now seem angry with Club 1872 is perplexing – surely they should be happy with what the group has managed to achieve.
Are you happy that Dave King is planning to sell his shares to Club 1872?
Raising the £13.3m needed to purchase King’s shares will be a hard task, but the only way they will achieve it is if the supporters stick together. As King himself says, infighting between Gers fans will not do anyone any good.
In other news, Rangers have this worrying funding gap to fill.
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