Rangers fan group the Union Bears have released a statement intimating their plans for a “protest” against Dundee.
The prominent fan group are a big part of Ibrox’s atmosphere. The protest involves “partly withdrawing group activity”.
The Union Bears say the protest concerns recent decisions the club have made over moving the group.
— Union Bears (@UnionBears) February 27, 2019
The statement reads:
“With regard’s to tonight’s game at Ibrox.
The Union Bears will be present, however we will be staging a protest by partly withdrawing group activity.
This is due to recent decisions made by the club surrounding a potential move for the group. A full statement will be released tomorrow.”
Union Bears big part of Ibrox atmosphere
The Union Bears help to drum up and lead the atmosphere during games at Ibrox. They can be frequently heard willing the side on.
The group are also behind some of the displays we’ve seen at the stadium and do a huge amount of off-field work in improving the fan experience. They have also taken part in numerous protests and marches over the years.
The group currently sits in the Broomloan Front. They partly occupy two of what the club call “singing sections”.
Whilst it is unknown the true motivations behind the protest, it is clear the group are disgruntled with the club. But the statement gives some clues as to their frustrations.
The memo touches on the club’s decision over a potential move from the group’s location. In the statement the Union Bears also note their intention to release another statement directly will make the entire situation clearer.
The Union Bears were founded in 2007 and share the singing sections of the stadium with fellow fan’s group the Blue Order. They released a special video in December looking back on the club’s European run this season.