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SBD Global/September 12, 2013/Franchises

Scottish League 1 Rangers Could Announce Extraordinary General Meeting By Fiday

Scottish League 1 Rangers "could announce an extraordinary general meeting by Friday, with the board yet to reach agreement with a group of shareholders seeking change," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The investors want former Ibrox Dir Paul Murray, Sandy Easdale -- brother of current non-exec director James -- and accounting expert Frank Blin "appointed as directors." Rangers are keen to avoid an EGM "but have so far failed to reach agreement that could see proposed boardroom changes folded into the business of the club's annual general meeting which is set to take place in October" (DAILY RECORD, 9/10). The SCOTSMAN reported the BBC and the National Union of Journalists have backed BBC Scotland presenter Jim Spence "after he was the victim of online abuse by Rangers fans for making a reference to the 'Oldco' club." Spence "found himself on the receiving end of abusive tweets and emails after he spoke of the current board changes at Ibrox." He said, "John McLelland, who was chairman of the old club ... some people will tell you the club ... well the club that died, possibly coming back in terms of the new chairman." The BBC is said to have received more than 400 complaints, and it has been rumored that the veteran reporter "had even considered voluntary redundancy over the issue" (SCOTSMAN, 9/11).
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