Rangers in Crisis! Civil war RIPs club apart, player SACKED, captain SUSPENDED, fans are REVOLTING

RANGERS are this morning in crisis as civil war threatens to RIP the club apart.

CRASH! They cheered the news that they had drawn Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final but were thrashed at Hampden. Celtic scored four but it could have been five or six as Leigh Griffiths has pointed out HERE.

BANG! Andy Halliday arguing with a supporter as he got hooked in the first half – a rumoured tunnel bust up involving the £11 million goal missing sensation Alfredo Morales and then even worse in the dressing room which will today apparently see the veteran former Celtic striker Kenny Miller SACKED and club captain Lee Wallace suspended with his Ibrox career rumoured to be over. What a kiss and tell book he could write!

WALLOP! Revolting Bears, as we reported last night – see HERE – have padlocked the gates at Murray Park and launched another of their world famous bedsheet protests.

MEANWHILE rumours persist that Graeme Murty will NOT be in the dug-out come Sunday’s post split match against Hearts.

And it is now a matter of comment that DAVE KING was NOT at Hampden on Saturday but nevertheless still expects 45,000 Rangers supporters to buy season tickets to keep the club afloat.

King has other troubles too. His problems with the Takeover Panel and the Court of Session are intensifying and he will have to comply with the court ruling or face the consequences very soon indeed.

And then there is the SFA compliance officer, whose report on the SFA’s decision to grant a licence to the other Rangers club in 2011, will shine a light of the ethical behaviour of the Rangers directors at that time and that includes King, Paul Murray and Alistair Johnston.

UEFA do not regard the current Rangers as being responsible for the the old club’s sins but the individuals will lose their fit and property fit and proper status that they may have.

Of course qualification for European football as well as selling 45,000 season tickets is the bare minimum required to keep the lights on at Ibrox. And with all the dressing room disarray after the defeat to Celtic – and with three tough away fixtures at Celtic Park, Easter Road and Pittodrie to come, the Rangers could end up losing the three way battle for second spot and could even finish fourth.

That would mean that they would ONLY qualify for Europe IF Celtic beat Motherwell to secure an historic double Treble!

Careful what you wish for…


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