Rangers fans to boycott away games over SPL rule changes

A Rangers supporters’ group have threatened to call for a boycott of away fixtures next season because of proposals to change the SPL rules on financial fair play.

It was revealed yesterday that a liquidated Rangers could be docked 10 points for each of the next two seasons.

And administrators Duff and Phelps were furious that a new raft of rules could be rubber-stamped at a general meeting on April 30.

Tonight a statement from Rangers Supporters Trust read: “The board of the Rangers Supporters Trust, like other fans of the club, are not in the least surprised by the actions and timing of the SPL decision to vote on rule changes which has now further delayed a future takeover of Rangers.

“Given the severity of the possible sanctions, and their impact on any club who may also fall on hard times through mismanagement, it leaves us little option but to give serious consideration of calling for a boycott of away fixtures by Rangers fans next season; specifically targeting those clubs who have rushed through the proposals to punish our club with these excessive and draconian penalties.

“We will discuss this in the near future with our sister organisations, the Rangers Supporters Association and Assembly, to maximise impact and collate ideas on how a boycott could be facilitated if deemed necessary.

“There appears to be a change in attitude within our support and a unified determination not seen before as we again see another attempt to persecute our club whilst we are at our most vulnerable.

“It may also be important to consider how these severe penalties, currently aimed at one club in particular, will impact future league and club sponsorship and have a secondary impact on all clubs, reducing the stature of Scottish football as a whole.

“With this in mind we will contact several of the main sponsors to seek their thoughts on how these sanctions would affect their level of investment given the obvious inevitable decreasing level of competitiveness in the SPL in future.”