Rangers: Easdale unfit for office - Union of Fans

Rangers director Sandy Easdale. Picture: SNS

Rangers director Sandy Easdale. Picture: SNS

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THE Union of Fans last night declared Rangers director Sandy Easdale unfit to hold office, and called on the London Stock Exchange among others to investigate comments of his relating to the financial state of the club.

“The Union of Fans is extremely concerned at the recent public statements of Sandy Easdale, the chairman of the so-called football board at Rangers,” a statement from the Union said. “Mr Easdale has a history of making ill-advised, damaging and amateurish comments in the press about Rangers and last week he was engaged in more of the same.

“In April 2014, around a week before Imran Ahmad’s second failed attempt to have club funds arrested, Mr Easdale decided to take part in a BBC interview in which he raised considerable questions over the financial position of the club.

“These comments could be seen to weaken the club’s case against Mr Ahmad, despite victory in that instance. Last week, Mr Easdale did the same in a press Q&A.

“We would question the timing of both of these statements. Making this type of error once might be seen as naivety or stupidity. Making it twice starts to raise other questions.

“We would ask the PLC board, the Nomad [nominated advisor] Daniel Stewart and the LSE to investigate Mr Easdale’s comments and their effect on a court case. We would also ask them to clarify whether Mr Green or Mr Ahmad hold any shares for which Mr Easdale has a proxy through Beaufort Nominees. Mr Easdale is not, in our opinion, fit to be a director of Rangers and, given his failure to be appointed to the PLC board, we feel he has far too much negative influence on club affairs.”

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