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Mike Ashley Fan Boycotts On Two Fronts

8 years ago

Mike Ashley fan boycotts on two fronts as the Newcastle United owner tries to control things both side of the border.

While thousands of Newcastle fans have already cancelled their season tickets for next season, Glasgow Rangers supporters are also saying enough is enough.

Ashley is one of the biggest shareholders at Rangers, as well as controlling their merchandising.

However, the fans north of the border are about as happy as many Newcastle fans and are ready to take action.

With respected website reporting the following;

‘The Union of Fans, a coalition of six Rangers supporters groups, has backed a call from former Ibrox director and South African businessman Dave King to withhold season ticket money for 2014/15 until assurances are given about the club’s future. They want the club to have a sound financial structure. The money would be held in a trust fund.

Last week Rangers were forced to take out a £1.5m million loan from two major shareholders to help pay for simply existing on a daily basis. There are fears that the club could face a second spell in administration.

Rangers’ ground, Ibrox, can seat 50,000 – around two-thirds of whom are season ticket holders – so this amount of money being withheld would be a significant blow. However, fans agree with Mr King’s assessment and are concerned about a lack of transparency in the club’s affairs.’


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