Rangers have warned businesses that they won’t get away with using Ibrox trademarks as the club promises to clamp down on brand protection issues in a Twitter update.

This is especially pertinent after years of retail mismanagement at Ibrox saw supporters go underground for their goods and services.

The rise of retro kits and replica tops from bygone eras has also thrown up an industry of businesses replicating them for supporters to purchase on the internet.

Given the club’s high-profile retail deal with Castore, Rangers is “ramping up its efforts to increase our brand protection and strengthen our club’s reputation within the commercial market”.

The club also “encourage all Rangers supporters to only buy official Castore & Rangers merchandise and official licensed products from the club’s approved partners” [Rangers].

But whilst this is all well and good – some of the Ibrox club’s fans have not reacted all that great to the tweet.

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This is for unrelated off-field issues which many feel are going unaddressed by the Ibrox side, namely the ongoing incident involving reported Covid-19 breaches amongst younger players.

Some fans are also unhappy that the Ibrox club has – as of yet – failed to speak out about the findings of an SFA report into child sex abuse in Scottish football in which the Gers are implicated.

 

The Covid-19 breach in particular has polarised Rangers supporters who are unsure what to believe withthe club reportedly refusing to indulge media outlets on the situation with an update.

One major journalist has claimed Rangers want to “shut down” the story suggesting there is more than meets the eye regarding the situation at Ibrox.

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