Rangers cinch stance could prevent £1.6m reaching rest of Scotland
Rangers’ ongoing feud with the SPFL over cinch’s sponsorship of the Premiership could have major repercussions, according to the Daily Record.
Some of the country’s more cash-strapped clubs fear that cinch are going to only hand over a small portion of their £1.6million funding this year due to feeling short-changed over the Light Blues’ refusal to advertise them.
The £8million five-year deal is due to be shared out across all four professional divisions in Scotland but even if Rangers are able to come to an agreement with the SPFL, as they are trying to according to the Daily Record, cinch may still only fork up a fraction fo the full fee.
The feud really sparked when Giovanni van Bronckhorst did his post-match interview after the 3-1 win at Motherwell with cinch branding taped over at Fir Park.
Daily Record claim that this was a broadcaster’s decision rather than Rangers themselves as they feared the Gers wouldn’t allow the manager to enter the interview room if they had not done so.
Rangers are well within their rights to voice their opinion and take a stance against something they really don’t agree with but they have to be careful.
If cinch decide that they aren’t going to fork out the full £1.6million they are due to this year then you will have the entirety of Scottish football pointing their fingers at Ibrox as to the reason why.
You never want to have too many enemies at any one time so for the Light Blues to have every team in Scotland against them is a very precarious position to put themselves in over such a small thing.
That’s the worst part about it. £1.6million isn’t that big a price for Rangers but the share of that which will go to League Two clubs is very significant to them at that level.
Clubs could easily say that they won’t take any Rangers youngsters on loan because of this and that will hurt not only the club but the players too.
They have to come to an agreement with the SPFL very soon and make cinch prominent at Ibrox to please the title sponsors in a bid to save their relationship with Scottish football as a whole.
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