written by – William Douglas
In the words of the song, it’s “all eyes on us” as Rangers battle to get free from the clutches of a financial charlatan, namely, Mike Ashley and the Sports Direct gang.
As we “scream and shout” for help, is anyone listening?
Fortunately, the Rangers support are not standing by and watching…they have uncovered extensive details showing an interwoven scheme, developed over years unhindered by the authorities at all levels – be they football, sports or financial authorities. Yet the participants in this “financial fleecing” go on attacking their victims while trying to close the door to anyone trying to expose them.
ALL EYES ON US……because, like it or not, what happens to Rangers, if not resolved, is coming YOUR WAY.
You see, wherever there is an innocent sporting interest, there is the purchasing of the paraphernalia that goes with it. The shirts..the golf shoes..the rugby kit…tennis gear…..
These provide the cash stream that Mike Ashley’s gang voraciously swallow up.
Having laid the basis for this in buying out many well-known sportswear brands, he MUST have the “captive market” to continue his financial empire building,…..and so….YOUR SPORT is in his sights.
You may think this is just legitimate “business”….IT IS NOT!
In order to keep the revenue stream running in HIS direction, his next move is to MONOPOLISE EVERYTHING associated with your sport, just as he is trying to do with RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB, and has already done with NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, and, in so doin , will forever “capture” your club, denying it any income of its own to sustain growth or sporting enterprise.
This is undeniable and serves a warning to all who value the integrity and freedom of sport to express itself and not be held captive by business moguls with no morality, available to be passed on like a financial play toy to the next bidder for the benefit of the likes of this man and his gang.
ALL EYES ON US….take a look at these realities and lobby your sports association, the Scottish Minister for Sport, the Stock Market regulators and your M.P.’s, because before long, if we don’t wake up to this, it will be the most horrendous task to recover what we value.
ALL EYES ON MR. MIKE ASHLEY and his SPORTS DIRECT empire!
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