Rangers hit back in no time Ibrox names rights line as club insist there are no negotiations in the middle of the sponsorship line
Rangers insist NO negotiations have taken place with ease over a stadium sponsorship deal as they strike back in their legal battle with SPFL.
The Premiership champions are at daggers drawn with the league body over the game’s new sponsorship deal.
Rangers are refusing to promote the £ 8million deal and have not displayed any strap marks on players’ jerseys, or on billboards or media boards.
Elie QC’s lawyer Lord Keen said bosses of Rangers Football Club Ltd had spoken to the heads of online car retailer Cinch about the club’s stadium name change.
The lawyer told the Court of Session on Wednesday that the organizations had explored the possibility of calling the club’s home “the Cinch Ibrox stadium”.
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Lord Keen spoke at a hearing in which the SFA succeeded in securing leave to appeal a provisional ban granted to him earlier this year.
But the Rangers had their say and, in a statement to the BBC, said: “Contrary to SPFL claims, no ‘negotiations’ took place.
“Cinch approached the Rangers to discuss business opportunities in early 2021. The Rangers provided information on opportunities that may be available.
“This is standard practice for our sales team. “
Rangers cite SPFL rule i7 which states that clubs “are not obliged to comply with this rule if this would result in a breach of a contractual obligation for that club entered into before the relevant commercial contract”.
The Rangers, who are also unhappy with the SPFL for paying £ 500,000 over five years to an agency for negotiating the deal, President Douglas Park owns the auto giants Parks of Hamilton who are rivals of Cinch .