Rangers legend has sympathy for Gers fans after Sydney Cup shambles
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Rangers legend feels sorry for Gers fans after Sydney Cup exit

Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has admitted he feels sorry for Gers fans in Australia after the club withdrew from the Sydney Super Cup – but admits he’s glad the row over the Light Blues’ participation is over.

After announcing they would no longer be heading down under in November, Ferguson is hopeful that Rangers can still fix up a glamour friendly during the winter and head somewhere like the Middle East or America.

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However, with as many as 50,000 tickets reportedly sold for the Old Firm clash in Sydney, Ferguson has sympathy for the Gers fans in Oz who will no longer get to see their heroes in action.

“I feel sorry for the fans over in Australia who never get to see their team, I understand that,” Fergie said [Go Radio]. “I understand Rangers’ point of view, obviously it’s a lot of money to lose out on. And I understand the fans are frustrated with not being told.

“I’m just glad they’ve made a decision now and that’s it over. I hope in the future when Rangers can go and play these games, that they sit round the table and everybody knows what is happening going forward.

“It’s not healthy when there is bickering going on, and people are not happy. I’m just glad they can focus on what is happening on the football pitch.

“The last thing you want is board bickering with fans, (and) releasing statements.

“I think there are opportunities for Rangers and Celtic to go to Australia, America, and the Middle East because the fan bases over there are huge.”

There should be plenty of opportunities for Rangers to play abroad in November and heading somewhere like America would make a lot of sense.

The club have already tried to make inroads in the States and a glamour friendly ahead of the World Cup in somewhere like Chicago or Los Angeles would help grab attention.

In other news, a member of the Tottenham backroom staff is to undertake a charity cycle from Ibrox in memory of ex-Rangers star

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