Rangers media partners expand on club pulling out of Sydney Old Firm
Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for Sydney Super Cup

Rangers media partners expand on club pulling out of Sydney Old Firm

Rangers fans are rejoicing after the Ibrox club announced they have pulled out of the Sydney Super Cup and by proxy an Old Firm derby with Celtic in Australia.

The Gers support have railed against the move which saw the Ibrox club very much treated like mugs as the story rather suspiciously leaked amid some horrendous news at Parkhead.

The branding behind the competition also had Rangers fans’ necks up, Celtic calling the competition “Ange’s homecoming” despite the fact discussions were ongoing since before the Aussie boss took charge at Parkhead.

The fact Rangers were used to cover up bad news and were a footnote in this apparent Postecoglou tour angered fans even more than they already were by the notion they’d get into bed with Celtic for an Old firm in Sydney.

In a short but sweet statement, Rangers say:

“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.”

Heart & Hand expand on Rangers pulling out of Sydney Super Cup v Celtic

Heart & Hand host David Edgar has also expanded on this in the platform’s Daily Update, available to Patreon subscribers.

The Rangers media partner claimed that were “several points” in which Rangers disagreed with the handling of the situation and outlined them to fans.

“My understanding is that there were several points in which the organisers failed to live up to What was agreed, including specifically the use of the phrase Old Firm,” said David Edgar.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15: (L-R) Luke Brattan of Sydney FC, Former Celtic player Scott McDonald, Stuart Ayres, Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Tourism and Sport, and Western Sydney, former Rangers player David Mitchell and Rhys Williams of the Wanderers pose during the Sydney Super Cup media announcement at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on March 15, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for Sydney Super Cup)

“The timing of the announcement – we all know why it was leaked by Celtic and for what nefarious purpose.

“And I believe there was also issues in terms of they were due to pay finances by certain dates and hadn’t.

“That said, I think it’s fair to say Rangers might have spent their last few weeks looking for a way out of this, but even so, I’m delighted that they’ve found one.”

Rangers are set to play Celtic this weekend and here is the starting XI we’re tipping to take to the pitch against the Parkhead side.

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