Rangers legend John Brown backs Union of Fans

RANGERS legend John Brown has thrown his weight behind the Union of Fans as they attempt to gain security over Ibrox from the under-fire board.

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John Brown says fans should look for security over Murray Park as well as Ibrox
John Brown says fans should look for security over Murray Park as well as Ibrox

Nine-in-a-row captain Richard Gough, Treble-winning boss Alex McLeish and former skipper Lorenzo Amoruso have all added their support to the UoF, who are demanding Ibrox is handed over to the fans before thousands of punters stump up for season tickets this summer.

The Gers board have repeatedly hit out at the proposals, but Bomber insists it is the right course of action as tensions between the boardroom and terraces continue to escalate.

Brown said: "I am not saying to my fellow Bluenoses 'don't support your team'. Far from it.

"Support the Rangers all the way and all the time. Buy your ticket on a match-to-match basis if this group are still there next season.

"Either do not buy your season ticket at all, or sign up to Ibrox 1972. I think signing up is the best option.

"Though I know from many Rangers supporters who I have spoken to that they think it is too moderate.

"Many want tougher action against this board.

"I understand that, especially after the provocative statement made by the board last week.

"But I still think signing up to Ibrox 1972 is the best option, for that gives Rangers supporters the best chance of safeguarding Ibrox Stadium.

"What I would also like to see is the season ticket trust demanding similar security over Murray Park, too.

"That is a prime site. It took Rangers many years to get that training ground and we do not want to see the club losing security over it.

"The fans should demand it is given over to their safekeeping, too."

Brown has been vociferous in his condemnation of a series of Rangers boards and directors through the club's recent financial problems.

And the former Light Blues stopper insists the fact that Rangers legend John Greig has never returned to Ibrox should send a clear message to the supporters.

Former Dundee boss Brown said: "It is extremely sad that a man of John Greig's pedigree feels he cannot go and watch Rangers.

"Greigy is in his 70s now and he should be a revered elder statesman figure in and around Rangers.

"He should be able to enjoy himself by simply going and watching Rangers.

"The fact that he will not go shows Rangers supporters just what the Greatest Ever Ranger thinks of this regime."

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