By Doug Ward

12th Mar, 2023 | 9:04pm

Chris Jack: Rangers sources dismiss board speculation as truth behind Union Bears controversy emerges

Rangers have denied speculation saying criticism of the Ibrox board led to the Union Bears being blocked from showing banners in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Raith Rovers, according to Chris Jack.

Writing on The Herald website on 12 March, Jack reported that the banner that irked Ibrox security staff depicted a police officer as a pig and also included a slogan deemed offensive towards the police force.

It is understood that Union Bears have previously displayed an anti-police slogan but “the new large surfing banner was an escalation in the situation”.

Jack adds that sources at Rangers dismiss the notion that Union Bears were stopped from showcasing their banners at the Scottish Cup quarter-final win because they’re anti-board.


What message are Union Bears trying to put across here?

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Do they want to air their anger at the board? Or do they want to create tension between themselves and Police Scotland?

Instead of trying to fight against two groups at once, just show your disdain towards the board in a clever, witty way that doesn’t cause any kind of controversy.

It’s fine to call Ross Wilson a “director of failure”. Do it. It’s spot on and it gets the message across perfectly.

Douglas Park and John Bennett and co are doing nothing to improve the situation behind the scenes so they need to be pressured into doing so.

As long as Wilson stays in charge of transfers, we’re getting nowhere.

Why the Union Bears did a display against the board in the win over Kilmarnock to switch targets to the police is baffling, in all honesty, and we can see why the club did this.

You have to do a lot better than this, guys.

In other Rangers news, this Ibrox ace has been tipped to join a “big club in England” after what Beale said.