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SBD Global/September 28, 2012/Franchises

Rangers Unhappy With The BBC Over McCoist References

Scottish Third Division club Rangers have "lodged a complaint with the BBC over their opening sequence to Wednesday night's live League Cup coverage, which appears to show Manager Ally McCoist in a mocked-up Mad Men montage," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The club "reacted furiously to the sequence," which showed a figure hurtling out of an office window at Ibrox and smashing a club crest, branding it "tasteless." They have also criticized BBC Radio Scotland's "Off the Ball" program for their discussion on the Rangers' boss on Saturday, which was entitled "Super Ally or Fat Sally?" Rangers said they had been swamped by calls from unhappy supporters and claimed McCoist himself was "disgusted" with the BBC's behaviour (DAILY RECORD, 9/27).

POSITIVE TALKS: The DAILY RECORD also added that Rangers CEO Charles Green Wednesday revealed that Rangers former Owner David Murray "has agreed to help him deal with any fallout" from the club's use of Employee Benefit Trusts. The pair met Wednesday for the first time and "held positive talks about cooperating on several issues." Murray, who sold Rangers to Craig Whyte 13 months before the club went into liquidation, "was the instigator of the controversial EBT tax scheme that remains the subject" of both a tribunal and Scottish Premier League inquiry. Green said, "Sir David is really keen to help the club. I welcome that, and I appreciate the time we spent together." Green also revealed that the club could acquire Edmiston House, a three-story building behind the Copland Road stand in Glasgow, from Murray, who used it to base one of his companies" (DAILY RECORD, 9/27).
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