The SPFL v Rangers Cinch row escalated today as SPFL chairman Murdoch McLennan wrote to SPL clubs to object to Rangers’ boycott of the league’s new sponsor.
McLennan was very disappointed Rangers rejected Cinch marketing at Ibrox and explained the situation to other member clubs.
1: We have huge respect for Douglas Park, he’s the finest chairman we’ve had for decades.
2: We can’t stand McLennan or the SPFL or indeed Neil Doncaster.
And so it’s with complete neutrality that we have to admit that, unless there’s something we don’t know, McLennan is absolutely correct to slaughter Rangers on this one.
Douglas Park of course runs his own car dealership, BMW, and Cinch is a rival that produces ‘cars without the faff’, apparently.
Park’s own business interests are COMPLETELY irrelevant to Rangers, and his banning Cinch from Ibrox is just simply petty. Park has already got the buses at Ibrox, so it’s not like we’re hurting his revenue.
Keeping Cinch branding away from our stadium because our chairman has a rival company is actually kind of pathetic.
We cannot stand the SPFL and its cronies any more than you can, but we are in this league and we have to like and lump it for now. Hiding Cinch from Ibrox in order to preserve our chairman’s business interests is not something we can endorse at all.
Our chairman, who has been magnificent in his role, needs to get over himself on this one and just accept the branding.
Otherwise there’s every chance the club will be fined SPL winners’ prize money this season in recrimination.