Scotland's Rangers Turn Down Fund-Raising Friendly Against Stricken Hearts
Scottish Second Division Rangers fans have told Scottish Premier League Hearts it "had a cheek to even ask for a fund-raising friendly at Tynecastle," according to Gary Ralston of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Jambos Manager Gary Locke admits he spoke with Rangers Manager Ally McCoist "about playing a game to raise money for the stricken Gorgie club." The Light Blues "declined because they have already organised a full pre-season schedule of matches at home and abroad." Ibrox supporters said that they would "have snubbed the game anyway because Hearts were the first SPL club last summer to deny their bid to play top-flight football amid their own financial woes." Rangers Supporters Association member Drew Robertson said: “It’s probably just as well the game isn’t going ahead. Rangers fans would not have supported it" (DAILY RECORD, 6/24).