Rangers fans season ticket protest at Ibrox

Rangers fans have held a protest at Ibrox aimed at the current board.

Rangers' Ibrox Stadium. Picture: Robert Perry
Rangers' Ibrox Stadium. Picture: Robert Perry

Around 500 supporters gathered at Ibrox for the demonstration which saw fans carrying placards displaying why they will not be renewing their season tickets.

The protest was organised by the Sons of Struth fans group who, as part of the Union of Fans, want supporters to put their money instead into a trust.

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The scheme, which has been rejected for the current board, would see the money handed over to the club in return for security over Ibrox Stadium and Murray Park.

Sons of Struth member Craig Houston told the BBC: “We formed an orderly queue at the ticket office to show how many fans are against renewing season tickets. It shows the strength of feeling amongst the fans.

“There was nowhere to leave the postcards, so we then walked round to Argyle House and deposited them there.

“Somebody from the club did come out and ask if there was going to be any bother, but there was never going to be. It was a peaceful protest.

“The Union of Fans have obviously been urging fans to pay their money into the season-ticket fund, but this was for fans who are not part of the UoF or Sons of Struth, or follow any particular organisation, but wanted to express their feelings. It was a chance to tell the board exactly why they’re not buying season tickets.

“We are always open to dialogue. There was a meeting between UoF and some directors, but there was no dialogue following that. Instead, they chose to make a public statement, which was disappointing. Ears are open on this side, though.”