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Club1872 Statement

Club 1872 notes the criminal charges filed in relation to the racist abuse of Alfredo Morelos by Celtic supporters at the recent Old Firm Game at Celtic Park and we hope the police are able to identify and charge the other perpetrators. We also commend Rangers on their statement yesterday which highlighted the disgraceful coverage which this incident has received in the Scottish press and by BBC Scotland.

Having been in constant contact with the club on this matter over the past week, we were aware that it was likely that criminal charges would be forthcoming and that robust comment from the club would follow. On all matters of interest to the support we make strong and frequent representations to the club. Those discussions will not always be made public but they always take place and it is Club 1872’s priority to effect real and meaningful change on behalf of supporters through our influence as major shareholders.
We fully understand the frustration of supporters who were waiting to hear from Rangers or Club 1872 but who, in the meantime, had to put up with Scottish media commentators and columnists who were more interested in conspiracy theories than calling out racism.

Let us be clear here. Every single journalist or commentator who played down this racist incident or tried to cast doubt on it even happening, was well aware that Rangers had reported it to the police, that the police were investigating and that it was referenced in the match delegate’s report. They are also aware that these are not the first charges to be filed in the past year in relation to racist abuse of Rangers players. For Tom English, Michael Stewart, Bill Leckie, Roger Hannah, Davie Provan and Gordon Waddell, to name but a few, to demand more proof than that before accepting that this incident took place was shameful. For several of them to use it as their latest excuse to attack the club or the player himself was even worse. Their comments mirrored and then legitimised the bile which emanated from the worst corners of social media towards Rangers, Alfredo Morelos and his family. In any similar situation, with any other player and any other club, they would be pariahs.

With that in mind we met with Rangers this morning to discuss how this incident should signal a fresh approach to the relationship between the club and the media in Scotland. The access granted to these media outlets is a valuable commodity and as such it should be justifiable from both a commercial and reputational point of view. With huge, ongoing changes to the way information is consumed it is not clear what benefit the club derives on either of these fronts from the traditional Scottish media. On that basis we have made representations to the club about providing the same access for supporter led, new media and that proposal has been well received.

It is our firm belief that Rangers should no longer provide valuable content to traditional outlets without there being measures in place to deal with those who publish the sort of bile we have seen in recent weeks. Having reached the stage where some pundits and journalists feel it is acceptable to publicly deny, downplay or make excuses for the racism suffered by a Rangers player, it is clear that the relationship with those journalists and their employers needs to be carefully and continuously re-examined.

We fully understand that it is not desirable to completely ban media outlets from Ibrox but it is also not acceptable for media outlets to target our club, fans and players and still expect to be granted unfettered access to the content generated by the club. We will continue our dialogue with both the club and those media outlets over the coming weeks and months with the aim of ensuring that the situation significantly improves.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Zico 😎 (U21900)
posted 8 minutes ago
Ok so the four dafties on Nevis weren't Bears, but what kind of tool goes up there in that weather wearing fckn trainers?? I did it in the middle of June with the right gear and I was fcked after it.
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Yup I don't care who they were, but they put their own lives at risk and that of the volunteer mountain rescue teams....jail or at least heavy fines for such stupidity
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Agreed mate.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 8 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
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Would be interesting indeed...Remember when we were in the lower leagues? Never has there been so much coverage of the teams and leagues ever....
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Used to be a big wasteground near where I lived as a kid.
Empty all year round except when the circus came to town.

Same thing.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 33 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
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Would be great if Taylor Swift begged me to pump her.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 14 seconds ago
comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 8 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
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Would be interesting indeed...Remember when we were in the lower leagues? Never has there been so much coverage of the teams and leagues ever....
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Used to be a big wasteground near where I lived as a kid.
Empty all year round except when the circus came to town.

Same thing.
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Excecpt this "circus" plays twice a week with lots of interest...Sorry ..you lose...

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Blue Heaven (U20912)
posted 33 seconds ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 33 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
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Would be great if Taylor Swift begged me to pump her.
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Really? I think that she is a bit odd.....



#wouldnotsay nothough

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Blue Heaven (U20912)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 33 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
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Would be great if Taylor Swift begged me to pump her.
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Let's face it you both have eating disorders

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 56 minutes ago
comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Zico 😎 (U21900)
posted 15 minutes ago
You are all so concerned about this nonsense, yet none of you have shown concern about the dangerous rescue in horrible conditions, of the four Rangers fans stuck on Ben Nevis, some were even wearing trainers.
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Erses
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And I hope that they get fined and made to pay royally
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https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/1a9oal/how_much_does_it_cost_per_hour_to_operate_a/

Of course you can get a chopper much cheaper down the Kelvin Way or Cathkin Braes, I believe?

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 26 minutes ago
comment by Blue Heaven (U20912)
posted 33 seconds ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 33 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Would be great if Taylor Swift begged me to pump her.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Really? I think that she is a bit odd.....



#wouldnotsay nothough
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would like to know what she smells like

comment by atheist (U2783)

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by super phoenix rangers - I drank a lava lamp (U14864)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 26 minutes ago
comment by Blue Heaven (U20912)
posted 33 seconds ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 33 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Would be great if Taylor Swift begged me to pump her.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Really? I think that she is a bit odd.....



#wouldnotsay nothough
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would like to know what she smells like
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https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/fragrance/a30510012/gwyneth-paltrow-vagina-candle/

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by atheist (U2783)
posted 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
comment by super phoenix rangers - I drank a lava lamp (U14864)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by I'm not as think as you drunk I am.......Schizophrenia was my idea!.....No it wasn't!.....You are never alone with a Schizo :D (U2115)
posted 26 minutes ago
comment by Blue Heaven (U20912)
posted 33 seconds ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 33 minutes ago
Would be absolutely fwcking hilarious if the press en masse (pardon me) decided to just boycott Rangers in their entirety.

No press coverage. No TV games. No interviews. Fwck all. No platform. Nothing.

Let’s see who survives longest just for the fun of it.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Would be great if Taylor Swift begged me to pump her.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Really? I think that she is a bit odd.....



#wouldnotsay nothough
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would like to know what she smells like
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https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/fragrance/a30510012/gwyneth-paltrow-vagina-candle/
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Imagine a Smeg candle 🤢🤢🤢

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