Gers fans tell board: We're watching you

Rangers fans today vowed to continue their battle for change at the troubled Ibrox club - despite the board surviving a stormy AGM.

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There have been months of unrest among Rangers supporters
There have been months of unrest among Rangers supporters

The requisitioners failed in their bid to be elected as directors at the general meeting yesterday as tempers among the Light Blues support flared. Lifelong Gers followers Scott Murdoch, Malcolm Murray, Paul Murray and Alex Wilson were all unable to secure the necessary backing from shareholders to be elected.

The development comes after months of unrest in the stands and a prolonged campaign to remove those currently at the helm at the SPFL League One club by concerned fans.

But the result of the vote will not bring an end to the demonstrations and protests organised by splinter group the Sons of Struth and others.

SoS spokesman Craig Houston reckons the AGM underlined the deep and widespread unhappiness that exists among the support at how the Glasgow giants are being run.

Houston revealed they would monitor the reaction of the board and institutional investors - many of whom backed the requisitioners - to the result in the days to come before deciding on a course of action.

But he has refused to rule out the possibility of fans "disengaging" with Rangers in the future by not buying season tickets and official club merchandise.

He said: "The AGM has simply reaffirmed what we felt after the red card protest at Ibrox a fortnight ago.

"The red card protest was backed by between 70 and 80 per cent of the Rangers fans at the game with Ayr United.

"If anything, the number of fans opposed to some members of the board at the AGM was even more overwhelming."

Asked if the Sons of Struth would be disbanding after the result, Houston stated: "No, not at all.

"Even if nominees had won we would have kept going.

"Our three aims are that Ibrox Stadium will remain in Rangers' name, that there will be clear accounts and that we have a board we can be proud of.

"Those three aims will remain relevant 10 years from now.

"Until we are in that situation, then we will remain active and vigilant."

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