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Rangers Main Supporter Groups Demand Answers Over Charles Green's Role With Club
Published March 4, 2014
DISPELLING THE RUMORS: The Scotland DAILY RECORD reported Somers' letter was released to the media just hours after the PA reported King's belief that the club "will not call in administrators any time soon." Rumors "swept across social networking websites" on Sunday night claiming Ibrox CEO Graham Wallace "was preparing the club for their second insolvency event in the space of two years." The club responded by saying the rumors were "completely false" (DAILY RECORD, 3/3). The BBC reported the Rangers and King "were united in dismissing" rumors of a second insolvency. A club spokesperson said, "There is an agenda-driven campaign underway to destabilize Rangers. Please look at the anti-Rangers record of certain bloggers and ask yourself why they would put out damaging misinformation such as this." King: "I don't believe that it is likely that the club will go into administration at the present time" (BBC, 3/3).
MCCOIST STAYS MUM: The Scotland DAILY RECORD also reported Rangers Manager Ally McCoist "refused to discuss the ongoing power struggle at the club as he blanked questions about which faction had his backing." At his broadcast press conference on Friday afternoon, McCoist was asked which side of the increasingly entrenched divide his loyalties lay. McCoist: "I am here to talk about the football today and that is all I will be talking about." Asked if he could understand why the fans would look to the manager for guidance after another week of turmoil, McCoist said, "Absolutely. And you can understand that while I'm sitting here, all I will be talking about is football" (DAILY RECORD, 2/28).