By Sam Stone

23rd Nov, 2022 | 4:40pm

Rangers sued by former kit supplier as £9.5m court case starts

Rangers are being sued by their former kit supplier Hummel for over £9.5million in lost sales, according to the Scottish Sun.

The figure has been released by briefs representing Elite Sports Ltd which is the company behind Hummel. The Danish business started legal proceedings on Tuesday (22 November) over losses at the Argyle Street store in Glasgow, a Belfast store and the online shop.

During the hearing in Edinburgh, David Thomson KC, who is representing the sportswear company, told the court his client is still yet to be made aware of exact sales figures.

However, the judge has since passed an order forcing Rangers to release their sales figures to the company which entered into a contract with Rangers in 2018.

Far from ideal

It does feel as if Rangers are involved in far too many court cases, with this latest saga another to add to a long list. This couldn’t have come at a worse time, with the Gers board focused on trying to hire a new manager to take the club forward.

Having to fork out another substantial fee could be damaging for the Light Blues. £9.5million is a large sum of money in the Scottish Premiership and is almost half of the fee the club received for Calvin Bassey in the summer of 2022.

Fans will be eagerly awaiting the 6 December when the AGM will take place with the board set to face some strong questions over the handling of the club over the past year. This latest court case will be another important topic to add to the agenda. This trial still has a long way to go and until all the facts are laid bare, a verdict will not be made.

In other Rangers news, the latest Ibrox conspiracy theory drummed up by Celtic fans is ridiculed by Gordon Parks