Davie Provan – Why Are Rangers and Newcastle Fans Moaning When Man City Fans Aren’t…?
Supporting Rangers but playing for Celtic must be enough to do anybody’s head in, which certainly seems to be the case with Davie Provan.
The Rangers supporting former Celtic winger has been talking about Mike Ashley’s attempts to get a stranglehold on the Glasgow club.
“Am I missing something with Mike Ashley?
Well yes you are missing something Davie…
“He wiped Newcastle’s debt out, handed them £130million interest free and backed Alan Pardew beyond reason.
“Yet the billionaire’s money isn’t welcome at Ibrox?
“Sure, Ashley can see there’s money to be made from Rangers merchandising but rich men usually want some bang for their buck.
Try finding a Manchester City fan complaining;
“At Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour bought the club and renamed the stadium just to promote Etihad Airlines.
“Try finding a City fan complaining.”
Ignorance is bliss!
So Manchester City’s owners look for ever more ingenious ways to put money INTO the club, while Mike Ashley looks for ever more inventive ways to take money OUT of Rangers and Newcastle. Yes it is hard to see the difference.
Ashley has rebranded the whole of St.James’ Park with his companies/brands, plus renaming the stadium to add to that, without a penny going into the club coffers.
Similarly at Rangers, Ashley has managed to get hold of the naming rights for Ibrox for £1 and is currently trying to get control of the image rights and trademarks, including the badge.
In contrast Manchester City’s owners put in £400m in return for the naming rights to the Etihad (and the other fortunes they’ve invested over and above that) which was a modern stadium anyway, I doubt many City fans quite looked at the ‘City Of Manchester Stadium’ in the same way as fans look at Ibrox or St.James’ Park.
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