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SBD Global/July 22, 2013/Franchises

Police Seeking Arsonists Who Torched Scottish Rangers $760K Team Bus

Police "are probing an arson attack" that gutted Scottish Premier League Second Division Rangers’ new £500,000 ($763,000) luxury team coach, according to Derek Alexander of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The bus was destroyed in the early hours blaze on Saturday "after flames tore through the garage where it was kept." Three other coaches -- including a second one used by the Ibrox club -- "were also burnt out." Police confirmed that "the blaze was deliberate." Rangers Manager Ally McCoist said, "It saddens me. It really does. I think it’s pathetic that people would go to these extremes. It sounds like a premeditated attack on Rangers’ bus, and I’m gutted about it but thankfully nobody’s been killed." Rangers "only took delivery of the state-of-the-art bus last month." It featured "satellite TV, kitchen facilities and a physio treatment area" (DAILY RECORD, 7/21).
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