As highlighted by Michael Seafarer on Twitter, Rangers appear to be preparing the launch of a special dark blue fourth kit with red and light blue inlays.
A picture of John Lundstram during a photoshoot in the Castore jersey was leaked in April and it appears the kit is now preparing to go to launch.
Nonetheless, Mike Ashley and co always seem to get a leg-up on Rangers in this department and this is the umpteenth time the club have been unable to control a launch from within their own retail department.
That’s despite the fact Rangers ended their high-profile court disputes with Mike Ashley earlier in the season with the true extent of any settlement unclear until the publishing of the Gers’ annual accounts.
Sports Direct trolling Rangers with yet another kit release
Rangers fans longing for a semblance of normality when it comes to the club’s retail operations have been made to wait the best part of a decade.
The involvement of Mike Ashley and Sports Direct at Ibrox has been a long, painful, arduous road, and reminders such as regularly launching Rangers kits before the club stand as a continuing embarrassment to both Rangers and the support.
This new 4th kit also hasn’t gone down so well amongst supporters who are beginning to get tired of funneling money into the club and the side coming up short on the pitch
Rangers meekly surrendered the league title last season after failing to build on a position of strength and already find themselves five points behind Celtic this year.
Once again the club has been criticised for failing to properly improve the squad and after launching three new kits, charging £60 a Champions League ticket, maintaining the unpopular MyGers scheme and yet still failing to spend th emoney required, it’s little wonder we suspect this particular jersey won’t do so well in sales.
Meanwhile, Rangers have been placed on a special UEFA watchlist alongside the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona.