Rangers announce they won't take part in controversial Sydney Super Cup
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Rangers confirm they won't take part in controversial Sydney Super Cup

Rangers have announced the club will not be taking part in the controversial Sydney Super Cup in November.

The competition, which was set to see Rangers face Old Firm rivals Celtic in Australia was hugely unpopular with fans and had lead to a number of protests since it was announced earlier this month.

In a brief statement, the club said: “Rangers can confirm the Club will not be participating in the Sydney Super Cup in November 2022.

“After it became clear the tournament organisers were unwilling to fulfil their commitments to Rangers, we have, with immediate effect, terminated the Club’s agreement with the organisers.”

The club had been on the receiving end of the fans’ backlash over the decision to jump into bed with Celtic for what was being billed as a ‘homecoming’ for Ange Postecoglou.

Rangers were due to face the Parkhead side in November during the break for the World Cup, with the Light Blues also slated to face Western Sydney Wanderers.

Despite the initial fury over the decision, Rangers tried to justify the move based on the commercial benefits to the club.

It is unclear quite what ‘commitments’ that the organisers were unwilling to fulfil – but, like the initial announcement, we’ll be sure to hear more about it in the coming days.

Former Gers chairman Dave King had previously offered to meet the cost of withdrawing, however it looks as though Rangers may have found a way out without having to cough up a penny.

Hopefully, there’s a lesson learned for the board.

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