'Absolute legend' – These Rangers fans react to Dave King statement
Rangers chief Dave King might have had a bruising encounter with the Takeover Panel but he still has the fans on side.
King has been “cold-shouldered” for four years over his takeover of the club, which means he can’t work with any company authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority on any other takeovers.
It’s a sanction on King as an individual, not on the club and he’s confirmed that he’s not going to appeal the decision.
It’s only the fourth time such a sanction has been applied but King was unrepentant and said he did what he did because of the club.
In a statement released by the club, King said, “RIFC and Rangers Football Club are not affected by the Hearings Committee’s ruling and the ruling does not impact upon my position as chairman and a director of RIFC.
“This now allows myself, RIFC and its shareholders to draw a line under this long and much-protracted saga.
“Rangers supporters already know that my problems with the Takeover Panel arose directly as a result of the steps I took to protect and safeguard Rangers Football Club from the forces that were bent on destroying it at that time.”
Not surprisingly, the fans absolutely loved what he had to say and it’s scary to think where the club might be if King hadn’t made his intervention in 2015.
Four years later and his club is top of the Premiership.
This is what the Rangers fans think…
Well done Dave King – ‘a resurgent Rangers is sufficient reward for me’ 👏 👏
— John Mclean (@j9mcle1) October 11, 2019
Love the big man, always puts the club first 💙
— BaldyBarisicLoyal💙 (@BaldyBarisicFC) October 11, 2019
What a guy! Saved our club & for that he will always have my full support. Even hearing the word “Somers” in that article filled me with anger & dread but we know the club is in safe hands now. WATP.
— Scott Thomson (@TheThomoHawk) October 11, 2019
the man is a rangers legend
— David (@davidduncanferg) October 11, 2019
King and Co deserve our eternal thanks.
— TheRanter2012🏴 (@TheRanter2012) October 11, 2019
‘Despite this latest sanction (and having to spend more than 1 million in litigation costs) I have no regrets whatsoever that I chose to follow this path.
The present resurgent state of Rangers is sufficient reward for me’
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) October 11, 2019
Got so much appreciation for Dave King after today’s decision. Made the decision the way most Rangers fans would and put the club and its future ahead of himself.
Absolute legend 🤴🏽
— 𝚁𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛55𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚜 (@Ranger55pares) October 11, 2019
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