Rangers are preparing to welcome Premier League Brighton to Ibrox this weekend – but their supporters have one major gripe ahead of the trip to Ibrox.
The Seagulls are sure to provide a stern test for the Steven Gerrard’s side and their supporters are invited to watch the match via RangersTV [Brighton].
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) July 21, 2021
There will be 8500 Rangers fans in the ground for the friendly with the match set to kick off at 5.30pm in Glasgow.
However there will be no away fans for the game in something which will be bitterly disappointing to plenty of fans who’d like to make the trip.
But it’s not the lockout which has some Brighton fans complaining as plenty rail against the £7.49 RTV is charging to watch the pre-season friendly.
Despite being in the megabucks Premier League where season tickets, matchday supplies and merchandise is super inflated, Brighton fans do have a gripe paying the fee:
£7.49 for a friendly you boys better buy a striker with that money
— Brett Stephens (@brettbrighton) July 21, 2021
£7.49 to watch a pre season friendly 😂😂😂😂
— Joey⚽️ (@Sayers3011) July 21, 2021
— MissyMoo (@MissyMo38043964) July 21, 2021
£7.49 for a friendly u is having a laugh 😂 how bout it’s free @RangersFC and stop ✋ trying to milk the fans at every opportunity
— Simonp503 (@simop503) July 21, 2021
I take that back, I've just seen we have to pay £7.49 to watch it 😤
— SEAGULLS SOCIAL (@SeagullsSocial) July 21, 2021
£7.50 to watch a pre season friendly that is shocking 😂
— Joe McNamara (@Joe_McNamara33) July 21, 2021
Paying for a Friendly game Stream. Jokers.
— Matthew Sowerby (@MJSowerby) July 21, 2021
£7.50 for a pre season friendly 😂😂 you’re alright thanks!
— Mike Bentley (@mike_bentley4) July 21, 2021
£7.49? Bit greedy
— Will Hawkins🏴 (@WillHawk109) July 21, 2021
— tyler (@tyler_bhafc) July 21, 2021
£7.49 to stream a pre season friendly commentated on by Clive Tyldesley and Ally McCoist
Football is back!!! https://t.co/OQj52AsW2A
— Brett Mendoza💙 (@BrettMendoza_) July 21, 2021
We win Rangers the title by selling them Conor Goldson and Leon Balogun (not to mention loaning Shane Duffy to Celtic) and they thank us by charging £7.49 to watch a stream of a pre-season friendly 😂 #BHAFC https://t.co/ELlzngwlc1
— We Are Brighton (@wearebrighton) July 21, 2021
It’s a pretty scathing response from the Brighton fans who appear more than a little entitled by the upcoming friendly match.
Rangers are obviously trying to maximise revenues from the game and £7.49 is about the price of one and a half pints in the southern English seaside town.
Brighton fans might not be happy at having to shell out for the friendly but at least if they do they’ll get coverage from the one and only Clive Tyldesley, who’ll be returning to the Rangers gantry this weekend.
If Brighton fans think £7.50 is bad too then they should’ve experienced Scotland last season during the pandemic, where fans were regularly held to ransom over coverage.