By Pranav Shahaney

17th Mar, 2023 | 6:10pm

Motherwell ultras to boycott Rangers clash with criminalising claims made

The Motherwell ultras have released a statement to confirm that he will not be attending the game against Rangers on Saturday, 18 March.

They claim that the club has criminalised fans and they’ve regularly not been allowed to set up their Tifo displays at Fir Park.

They will not be present for the first 15 minutes of the game and the TV cameras are likely to catch it with the game being broadcast live on Sky Sports.

A statement on the Block E Instagram account read: “After much deliberation, supporter groups in the end section of the John Hunter Stand have agreed to leave Block E empty for the first 15 minutes of the match against Rangers this Saturday.

“This is a decision that was not taken lightly and comes after a number of concerning decisions taken in recent months which we believe has impacted on our ability to give the team the backing they deserve:

  • No stadium access following tifo requests.
  • Further criminalising of Motherwell fans – names passed to the authorities and subjected to dawn raids.
  • The club continuing with banning supporters despite legal charges being dropped.”

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Clubs often take their fans for a ride and do not give them the respect that they deserve so the supporters need to take matters into their own hands.

They should be allowed to bring in their Tifo displays to send a message as they’re well within their rights to do so.

The further this message is spread, more and more clubs will start taking note that they cannot treat their fans like this.

It’s a game by and for the fans and they have to be front and centre of things, but unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

Hopefully, this does not dampen the atmosphere as Fir Park is a noisy stadium and Gers will be looking to silence the home crowd as and when they can.

It’s important to pick up the three points to put the pressure on Celtic even though they hold a sizeable lead in the league table.

In other Rangers news, a pundit with insider information at Ibrox has shared one condition that will make Douglas Park leave the club.