Glasgow Rangers have snubbed new SPFL title sponsor Cinch, which has now led to a legal dispute with the league’s governing body.
The Lowdown: Gers kick off Premiership campaign
The Gers started the defence of their Premiership title on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Livingston – they already lead Celtic by three points after they were defeated 2-1 by Hearts.
Next up, the Gers face Malmo in the Champions League third qualifying round as they aim to reach the group stages of the competition.
The Latest: Gers in hot water
Against Livingston, the Gers did not feature Cinch on their sleeves, while they also refused to advertise the sponsor on their hoardings around the pitch.
As such, the Gers are in a battle with the SPFL as the former believe there are gaps in the contract, meaning there is no need for them to fill the obligations (The Daily Record).
The Verdict: Needless row
This, quite frankly, feels like a needless row. The Gers do have a fraught relationship with the SPFL, of course, and there is clearly no love lost between the two (The Herald).
However, this does feel like an argument for the sake of one between the two sides as the season starts.
Should Rangers display the sponsor?
In this case, the SPFL have managed to bring in a new sponsor that will no doubt benefit all of the clubs in the top flight. It feels a little in this case that Rangers have decided to cut their nose off to spite their face. They have a huge season ahead of them – they should be looking for as few distractions as possible.
In other news, Rangers fans were livid with this journalist’s tweet.
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