By Ray Livingstone

11th Oct, 2019 | 2:11pm

'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…

In other Rangers news, Nate Silver predicts where Rangers & Celtic will finish this season