Rangers supporters are making plans to get their voice of frustration heard during Saturday’s match with Queen of the South. Yet again, the team will have to play a match under the black cloud created by the mismanagement of the club by Board of Directors. It has sadly become a normal occurrence over the last few years.
Now the challenge is to get supporters on the same page with regards to the protest. The Sons of Struth are making plans to create their trademark ‘red card’ protest, asking fans to show the board the red card in a powerful visual display.
From their Facebook page, representatives from the Sons of Struth wrote:
Tomorrow we will be distributing red cards for display at 18 and 72 minute to one area of the stadium.
We would ask others who are unhappy with the board to show their displeasure to chant “sack the board” at the same time as card display.
Due to the timing of the clubs statement today this didn’t give us enough time to organise a full protest be we still feel it’s an opportunity for those fans who are unhappy with the running of our club to show their displeasure.
Please share this around as much as possible due to short notice we need as much time as poss to get the word round.
One fan posted on the Follow Follow message board a suggestion that given more time may have gained more traction. He threw out the idea that fans begin a mass walkout at the 72nd minute. It would be a shame for the players to see Ibrox emptying out as they play but it would be a real powerful & symbolic gesture that would clearly communicate the message of no-confidence in the intentions & actions of the board.
The moderators at the Ibrox Loyal Facebook page made a plea to its 27,000+ followers to stay after the match in order to have Rangers fans voice their anger in unison to the Board of Directors.
All fans attending tomorrow’s game (Rangers vs Queen of the South) are asked to remain in the stadium after the final whistle in protest at the current way the club is being run.
If we can get 10 or 20,000 people remaining behind at the end of the game, it will show that it is not just a minority that is concerned with the position our club is in at the moment.
People need to be made aware, that Rangers needs to be a properly run club, and a successful club.
“Rally the troops” was the cry in 2012, “Rally the troops” is unfortunately the cry once again in 2014.
We must fight, and never surrender and ensure that Rangers Football Club is here for another 142 years.
Administration isn’t an option. Someone must come forward and take the club from those who can’t run it in the way that it should be run.
No factions, no arguing between fans/fans groups. Rangers fans must all unite, “All together now.”
Obviously, the timing is working against Rangers supporters & will make a mass organization a real challenge. But as you can see there are various individuals & groups doing everything they can to get the word out that supporters demand competency from those chosen few who are responsible for maintaining the legacy of a storied club.