Rangers stars put money where club’s mouth is and follow up on rare Gers unity with SPFL
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Rangers players and staff pledge to support victims of Ukraine invasion

Rangers players, management staff and directors have pledged a minimum of £72k in cash to support those affected by the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Gers made the announcement via their official media channels and website as the club’s leading figures rally around and do their bit in support of the victims of the conflict.

The money will come from both the men’s and women’s teams and with the anticipated addition of Gift Aid, the final total will likely reach much higher.

This follows on from the £15k donated by the Rangers Charity Foundation to the UNICEF Ukraine Emergency Appeal earlier this month.

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson praised the move alongside men’s captain James Tavernier, women’s football manager Amy McDonald and manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

“As we celebrate our 150th anniversary season, we are mindful of the role a club of Rangers size and stature can play across Europe,” said Robertson [Rangers].

“As a club, we were keen to provide assistance to people in Ukraine, who are suffering at this time.

“We extend our thoughts to everyone impacted and hope that our donation will, in some way, help at this traumatic time.”

Rangers players and staff “keen” to support Ukraine appeal

Manager Giovanni Van Bronckhorst said: “The management staff and players were all extremely keen to support the Ukraine Appeal in any way we could.

“The conflict is causing so much hurt to so many people who are losing loved ones, fleeing their homes and trying to find safety.

“We hope that by donating some of our wages from March, we can play a small part in the wider efforts of helping the people most affected.”

The move follows on from Rangers committing to a rare moment of unity with the SPFL by banning RangersTV broadcasts in Russia.

The Ibrox side made the announcement after the SPFL and SFA had decided to withhold broadcasting rights to the Scottish game in the country.

Read more about the move HERE, as governments, businesses and institutions continue to sanction Russia amid the Ukrainian invasion.

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