Rangers chairman Dave King has vowed to sue Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct for ‘overdue payments’ – with the NUFC owner showing his true colours in the world of football once again.
This comes after further developments were released today on the continued dispute between Rangers and Mike Ashley over historic retail deals between Sports Direct and the Glasgow club, involving the rights to sell the teams kits.
Ashley’s company had a prior deal with the previous Rangers board that saw them take 93p for every £1 of club merchandising sold in Sports Direct stores, a deal taken when the Scottish side were in dire straits financially and needed all the help they can get.
Under new manager and ex-Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, the club is now on a more stable footing but the fact that Ashley struck this deal with a club he owned a share of at the time, shows his true nature. Sports Direct always has and always will be his motive – something Newcastle fans know all too well.
Rangers Chairman, Dave King, has vowed to continue to chase Ashley through the courts released this statement;
“In terms of profits from Sports Direct’s sale of Rangers kit under the prior agreement, the Club has still not, despite repeated requests, received a proper accounting for the retail activities or payments due under it.
“That certainly does not provide me with any comfort in dealing with Sports Direct as a partner.
“It is solely because of Sports Direct’s refusal or inability to act as expected of a normal commercial partner that Rangers now has no choice but to litigate to secure payments that are due and are long outstanding.”
Rangers fans led a successful boycott to drive Ashley out of their club and this has to the goal for Newcastle fans.
There is clearly no help forthcoming from the FA or other bodies and the ‘fit and proper’ owner guidelines are clearly a joke; Newcastle need to take matters into their own hands and force him to sell – he isn’t fit to run a football club, let alone of the size of Newcastle United.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) October 29, 2018
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