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Ally McCoist calls on Rangers fans to listen to Ibrox naming plans

Rangers manager Ally McCoist. Picture: SNS

Rangers manager Ally McCoist. Picture: SNS

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has called on the club’s fans to listen to proposals to rename Ibrox, while backing the fans’ rights to protest against them.

McCoist said: “I can understand the business and finance side of it, but I can also understand the history and the tradition.

“There will be times where we’ll have to make decisions about the club that will not please the fans - but that doesn’t mean to say we shouldn’t listen to them.”

Rangers chief executive Charles Green was booed by a group of supporters from fans’ group The Union Bears when he addressed the crowd at Ibrox during Rangers’ 3-0 win over Annan on Tuesday. The group held up banners reading ‘Always Ibrox’. There were also violent scuffles outside Ibrox, with eight people arrested.

McCoist said: “I am 100 per cent behind the fans voicing their opinions - as long as it’s done in a legal way.

“I’ve gone on record as saying that we must listen to the fans.”

Green is believed to have seen a number of proposals for renaming Ibrox, including one from Newcastle United chairman and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley.

 

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