There has been yet more kit drama at Rangers as the club’s home jersey is once again unveiled by Sports Direct before Castore can launch it themselves.
The Gers continue to be embarrassed by a legacy issue with the retailer as the Mike Ashley owned business appear to have a laugh at Rangers’ expense.
You’ll recall this happened before; with the move coming back to haunt the retailer as they appeared to goad Rangers fans amid Celtic’s ill-fated hunt for 10IAR.
But this time it’s perhaps more tiresome and ill-timed given the situation surrounding an investigation into Rangers by the Competitions and Markets Authority, who believe the Gers were complicit in price-fixing across retailers for the club’s 18/19 home jersey. Read more HERE.
Then Rangers chairman Dave King might be adamant that the club will be cleared of any wrongdoing but the negative coverage regarding our retail persists.
Then there’s this situation which generally just spawns trashy news coverage and gloating from rival fans as Mike Ashley and co land one on the club.
That’s despite the fact Rangers have settled their dispute with Sports Direct out of court.
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Of course, the joke is kind of on Sports Direct given that no right-thinking Rangers fan would consider using the retailer and they’re bound to be left with loads of stock.
But alas here we are and it once again has drawn some criticism of Castore who have also had the second kit leaked and for some reason launched the orange 3rd kit before any of the other two.
Oh yeah, and they did it with about 24 hours notice.
This was also after Castore had sent out the club’s new home jersey to fans by mistake.
It’s never simple when it comes to Rangers’ retail but if you want some positive news amongst all the draining, persistent, depressing negativity in our lovely sports press, consider the reaction to the jersey’s design.
Opinions on Castore are certainly mixed when it comes to the Rangers support but there’s overwhelming positivity regarding this season’s special design.
Subtlety harking back to some of the chequered numbers of the past, it’s a creative effort and we’ve got to give Castore kudos even if Rangers fans had to see the top on Sports Direct’s website before their own.
Meanwhile, Rangers have been linked with a move for a Premier League youngster amid Ibrox exit links concerning two players.