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Rangers: Fans respond to reported ‘multimillion-pound blunder by the tax authorities’

Rangers: Fans respond to reported ‘multimillion-pound blunder by the tax authorities’

Many Rangers fans are raging on Twitter today, after reports suggest that HMRC claimed too much from the club, causing them to go bust.

The Times have reported that a ‘multimillion-pound blunder’ ended up costing the club £50m more than they should have spent on tax.

Allegedly, the taxman claimed around £70m was owed to for the club’s use of EBTs to pay their staff, but that figure was actually meant to be around £20m.

According to the Scottish Sun, Former Gers chairman believes that the club would not have gone bust if this was the liability when the club was sold to Craig Whyte in 2011 for £1.

Andrew Dickson, a freelance reporter who features for Sky Sports, tweeted strongly about the claims, saying: “Reputational damage, playing assets lost for nothing, missed prize money domestically and in Europe, ultimately needless rebuilding expenses, lost sponsorship, redundancies, relegation for what? A few things that will be on Dave King’s mind, I’m sure, as he ponders RFC’s next move.”

Many fans responded to the tweet with their opinions. One fan even said – if true – that it would be up there with one of the biggest sporting scandals ever.

Here are some of the replies to the tweet below…

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