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Scottish Premiership Side Rangers Fans Petition For Safe-Standing Zone In Ibrox

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

Thousands of Scottish Premiership side Rangers fans "have thrown their support" behind a petition calling for a safe-standing zone in Ibrox, similar to the one the Green Brigade uses in Celtic Park, according to Aftab Ali of the Glasgow EVENING TIMES. The petition, which was started by football fan ...

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Sutton Admits There Is 'No Way Back'

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London NFL Franchise Talk Intensifies

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England To Host 2021 Rugby League WC

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Regan Calls For Cross-Border League

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Tottenham In Talks With Uber

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