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Mike Ashley Threatened With Merchandise Boycott

8 years ago

A Mike Ashley Rangers merchandise boycott is threatened as protests continue to make the headlines involving the Newcastle owner.

While a protest march by fans in Newcastle city centre led to Ashley banning the local NCJ media from the club because of their coverage of that event, it is now Glasgow Rangers fans who are threatening to upset Ashley.

A Rangers supporters group has threatened to stop buying merchandise and season tickets if changes aren’t made later this month at the club’s AGM.

The ‘Sons Of Struth’ protest group have emailed all Rangers shareholders, including Mike Ashley, to “..make clear that if all existing board members aren’t removed at the AGM we will use fan power to stop buying Rangers products, including strips and other products.”

As well as being one of Rangers’ bigger shareholders, Mike Ashley’s company has a deal with Rangers to sell merchandise via his stores and the statement from the group said they weren’t happy, “…with the corporate governance, business acumen or trustworthiness of the current board of directors, we can’t support them or their aims.

The protest group claims it has strong support from many other fan organisations and they will be protesting before tonight’s match at Ubrox against Forfar.

They have promised to protest right up to the day of the AGM on 19th December and added;

“If the current board are still in place then we could as customers stop buying season tickets, match day hospitality, club merchandise, Match day catering and match day magazines. We have faith in the shareholders to do the right thing at the AGM.”


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