Dave King offers Rangers board Sydney 'get out' as bitter row continues
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Dave King offers Rangers board Sydney 'get out' as bitter row continues

Former Rangers chairman Dave King has “offered to cover the costs of Rangers withdrawing from the controversial Sydney Super Cup” as the row over the friendly in Australia threatens to derail the season.

A horrific day of statements yesterday saw Club 1872 blast members of the club’s Executive Management before a retort hours later from Ibrox poured petrol on the fire.

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According to the Glasgow Times‘ Chris Jack – who regularly gets exclusives from King – the South African-based businessmen has given the board a get-out for the Sydney shambles.

Fans protested the decision to jump into bed with Celtic for Ange Postecoglous homecoming tour in November by disrupting the 2-1 win over Dundee at the weekend with a number of protests, while every post on the club’s social media channels is met with a barrage of complaints.

Thw trip to Oz is reported to be worth around £3million to the club with Commercial and Marketing director James Bisgrove justifying the decision, saying it will “benefit” the club to the “same level” as an entire Premiership season, telling Rangers TV: “To put some context around this, we’ve spoken before and Stewart Robertson has spoken before about the broadcasting and media values here in Scotland and the club’s view on that has been well documented.

“The participation in this event over eight days will benefit the club to the same level as an entire season in the SPFL Premiership for two friendly games.

“So when we talk about wanting to maximise the commercial potential of this football club we felt this was an opportunity that really helps us to achieve that ambition.”

The row between the club, King and Club 1872 shows little signs of abating any time soon and while the friendly against Celtic has to go – it can’t be at the expense of on-field success this season.

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