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SBD Global/May 1, 2014/Franchises

Scottish Rangers Buckle To Fan Pressure, Open Books To Avoid Investigation

Scottish League 1 side Rangers "have caved in to pressure from a fan in a desperate bid to avoid a second police probe," according to Gary Ralston of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Rangers Shareholder Billy Paterson "took the club to task" after they initially refused his legal right to inspect the contracts of existing and past directors. He was "forced to contact police and claim the law had been broken when a club official rejected his request to study the contracts of key officials," including CEO Graham Wallace and Chair David Somers. Now Paterson, from Fraserburgh, "will be allowed to study contract details of current directors, as well as those employed by the club within the last 12 months." They are "likely to include salaries, benefits and details of any bonus schemes." Paterson: “I was angry at being treated with contempt. The Rangers board may think they’re above the law but they’re not" (DAILY RECORD, 4/30).
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