'Losing season ticket is worth it to battle board'

CRAIG HOUSTON insists losing his cherished seat at Ibrox will be worth it if the Light Blue legions win their battle against the board.

Loading Comments
Craig Houston says he doesn't mind losing his season ticket
Craig Houston says he doesn't mind losing his season ticket

The chief of fans group Sons of Struth is one of thousands of supporters who have refused to renew their season tickets this summer as Rangers hierarchy continues to blank calls to grant legal assurances over the future of Ibrox and Murray Park.

Fans will stage a march tomorrow to again show their fury at the under-fire powerbrokers.

And Mr Houston will lead them after losing the seat he has held for more than three decades and once had alongside his father and grandparents.

He was joined yesterday by former Rangers player John Brown, who has given his backing to fans group.

Mr Houston said: "The club actually divulged my seat number to someone who asked specifically to buy my seat and he was quite happy to tell everyone that on the internet.

"I can't go and sit in my seat, that is lost. It is something I had to be prepared to do.

"Standing up and asking people not to renew their season tickets, that was the risk and the gamble. I had a very nice seat in the middle of the main stand close to the directors box.

"Maybe they are happy I won't be as close to them next season.

"Of course it hurts. My grandmother passed away years ago.

"I was brought up on her tales of going to Barcelona and the likes and she was my biggest influence in following Rangers.

"Going into Ibrox often brought back a lot of dear memories to me. That opportunity is lost now.

"We will be here for longer than the directors and the faceless investors and hedge funds.

"We are Rangers supporters, we were here before them and we will be here after them. We will be here forever.

"The passion the fans have cannot be matched by any directors, especially those that don't have any passion for the club. Yes, we will win. Whether it is tomorrow, a month, a year, it doesn't matter. We will still be here and doing what is best for the club."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Jam packed with Empire biscuit making.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.