Ex-players joined Friday night protests against Mike Ashley and the Rangers board.

Before their game against Hibs, fans massed outside Ibrox to protest against those running the Glasgow club.

You have to hand it to the Rangers fans who are now throwing everything at the problem in an attempt to avoid falling under Ashley’s permanent control.

The fans cheered as one fan dressed as a rat and waving a wad of money was turned away Rangers security staff.

Popular former players Nacho Novo and John Brown joined the thousands of protesting supporters, keeping up the pressure as the meeting draws closer where rival shareholders are aiming to wrestle control from Ashley and his allies, by removing the board which includes the Newcastle owner’s men, Derek Llambias and Barry Leach.

One banner read;

“Parasites and leeches out…not a penny more. Ashley, Easedales, Llambias. Rats.”

With shares in Rangers split between so many different shareholders, as well as thousand of supporters who also hold a handful, it does give the Scottish fans a chance to fight back against the attempt by Mike Ashley and his accomplices.

Sadly, with Ashley owning Newcastle in its entirety, this is an avenue not open to United fans.

Stopping going to the matches is the only viable option remaining and it remains to be seen if five thousand empty seats against Stoke is the first sign that cracks are appearing in United fans’ ongoing blind loyalty to supporting the team…if not the regime.

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