Three Bears want Rangers finance chief axed

The trio lost out to Mike Ashley in a bid for control of Rangers. Picture: Getty
The trio lost out to Mike Ashley in a bid for control of Rangers. Picture: Getty
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THREE Rangers shareholders have called for the dismissal of the club’s chief financial officer, Barry Leach.

Citing unprofessional conduct, the so-called “Three Bears” consortium of George Letham, Douglas Park and George Taylor have reacted to what they claim were dishonest and disrespectful comments made about them during a recent meeting of the Rangers Fans Board.

In a statement Park, Letham and Taylor, who had offered a multimillion pound package to help ease the stricken club’s financial woes but were rebuffed in favour of a deal with Mike Ashley, said that they had been astonished by the content of the minutes of the meeting between Rangers chief executive Derek Llambias, Leach and the Rangers Fans Board.

“The insulting and uncomplimentary language used by Barry Leach towards our group, consisting of three major shareholders, defies belief on so many levels.

“Barry Leach has engaged in grossly unprofessional conduct by falsely and maliciously attempting to undermine the reputation of our shareholder group. This disreputable behaviour was compounded by an unsuccessful attempt to have his remarks struck from the minutes of the meeting. It is our view that he has brought the club into disrepute as a consequence of his damaging and unprofessional behaviour and as such should become subject to his employers disciplinary processes and ultimately dismissed for gross misconduct.”

Meanwhile, Rangers fans are the subject of a report to the SPFL, with Friday night’s match delegate Tom Purdie highlighting the ongoing issue of sectarian singing at the televised Championship clash with Raith Rovers.

The offensive singing was described as “sustained”.

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