Rangers: Derek Llambias to sue sacked fans’ group

Derek Llambias, centre, has threatened legal action against members of a fans' group he dissolved after a row over meeting minutes. Picture: John Devlin
Derek Llambias, centre, has threatened legal action against members of a fans' group he dissolved after a row over meeting minutes. Picture: John Devlin
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  • Rangers chief executive Derek Llambias threatens to sue members of disbanded fans’ group
  • Publication of minutes of recent meeting behind dispute between Rangers hierarchy and supporters
  • Rangers Fans Board Facebook page cited in letter as reason for pursuit of legal action
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DEREK Llambias, the Rangers chief executive, has threatened legal action against a group of fans he expelled from Ibrox over the publication of the minutes of a recent meeting.

Members of the Rangers Fans Board were sacked and the body dissolved earlier this month – but Llambias has now announced his intent to pursue members of the RFB for maintaining a Facebook page bearing the RFB name.

As we have only been officially dissolved today, this threat is completely over-the-top and unbelievably aggressive

The letter sent to supporters said: “The club has decided to exercise its right in terms of clause 23.1 of the constitution to dissolve RFB with immediate effect.

“Your RFB e-mail address shall be discounted by the club immediately and all objects of the RFB shall cease.

“We note that the elected representatives created a Facebook page purportedly on behalf of RFB. The RFB has no permission of the club to publish a Facebook page on behalf of RFB.

“Please ensure the Facebook page is removed by 6pm on February 26, failing which the club will have no option but to take the necessary court action against you and your fellow elected representatives.”

One supporter belonging to the now-disbanded group, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “Not only has Llambias sacked lifelong supporters but now he’s threatening to sue us int the bargain.

“As we have only been officially dissolved today, this threat is completely over-the-top and unbelievably aggressive.”

The elected members of the group, which held its first meeting in October last year, were tasked with “a duty to liaise with fans from the group they represent and ensure they best serve their interests in meetings with the club.

The Rangers website went on: “Each of the 12 members is contactable via email and they are able to provide feedback and take questions from the fans they represent, as well as share updates after each meeting.”

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