Thursday, 19 April 2018

Players' Union

 Article by: Richard

The present situation at Rangers continues to be in chaos after the disastrously poor performance against our bitter rivals from across Glasgow’s east end, during the 4-0 trouncing in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hamden Park last Sunday. Celtic turned up – we didn’t!

Ex Rangers captains and other ex-team mates have been quick to side with Kenny Miller and present club captain, Lee Wallace who believe that our club may well have been in the wrong with their decision to suspend the pair.

The Board controversially decided to suspend them pending an investigation into events after they were allegedly guilty of saying too much against Graeme Murty, who did manage to get every decision against Celtic – WRONG!

Even the fans knew that Murty had picked the wrong team along with his naïve tactics.

The players' union must step in immediately to sort this extremely sad situation out and not let the Rangers board be allowed to drag this sorry event on for too much longer.

Ask Richard Gough, Terry Butcher, Barry Ferguson, Derek Johnstone, Lee McCulloch and many more ex-skippers, what happens when it comes to very heated exchanges and different player reactions after an embarrassing heavy Old Firm defeat.

It certainly didn’t always lead to suspensions, but with this current board, the system seems to have changed.

My personal opinion is it would have been better if they could have shut up and swallowed their words, but when you are a true blue and care so much – you just can’t stand by and say nothing.

Both of them obviously knew the performance and lack of fight was totally unacceptable to anybody at Rangers and they were simply giving their personal views and just wanted the best for the club.

If the players' union find that they have been punished and suspended for doing no more than give their honest opinions and observations, then the board should be ashamed of themselves.

They should already be ashamed of themselves for gambling with all the Rangers season ticket money by hiring the inexperienced Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty.

Meanwhile Kenny will be a free agent in a few weeks, and he will have Aberdeen, Hibernian, Motherwell, Hearts and Kilmarnock all vying for his services while Lee Wallace may opt to try his luck in England should a bid arrive and the situation doesn't change at Ibrox.

However, there may well be a case for a union to step in and sort this out. We really would rather not see such an ignominious end for both players.

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