Rangers are set to ‘host an event at Westminster’ after a Northern Irish MP shared a letter from the club in which an invitation is formally accepted.
DUP Member of Parliament for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, recently condemned the racist abuse received by Gers stars Glen Kamara and Kemar Roofe via social media.
Lockhart has since been in contact with Rangers and took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to share the response she received from managing director Stewart Robertson.
The lengthy letter begins by thanking the MP for congratulating the club on their title win, before moving on to her support of Kamara and Roofe: “The abuse they received has been truly appalling and it beggars belief that people think this is an acceptable way to treat your fellow human beings.”
Robertson then addresses the club’s campaign against “any form of prejudice in the game” and accepts an “invitation to host an event at Westminster to showcase our Everyone Anyone campaign”, which he describes as “extraordinarily successful.”
“Thanks again for your support,” he concludes. “It’s great to know we have someone in Westminster we can turn to for assistance.”
A very welcome letter from @RangersFC today … thanking me for my acknowledgement of their recent footballing success. At Westminster I also raised the issue of the despicable online racist abuse suffered by two of their players Glen Kamara and Keemar Roofe. #Champions55 pic.twitter.com/yBc8Hc36nv
— Carla Lockhart MP (@carlalockhart) April 7, 2021
At this stage, there doesn’t appear to be any set plans for when Rangers’ presentation will take place, with the details likely to be thrashed out in future correspondence.
It looks to be a good opportunity for the Gers to showcase to an important audience all the work that is being done at Ibrox to root out discrimination, though, as they look to show the club in a better light than it is often portrayed in the media.
Meanwhile, Rangers could reportedly make a massive profit on an exciting asset this summer with a famous European club circling.