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Rangers still in turmoil ahead of Celtic clash

The old firm clash with Celtic is over shadowed by the financial turmoil at Glasgow Rangers with the club facing administration if they can't pay a £40million tax bill.

In this context, the reaction of the Ibrox chairman, Craig Whyte, and that of many of the club's followers including the Rangers Supporters' Trust to the legal action taken by former chief executive, Martin Bain, betrays a naivete that should be something of a worry to those currently fretful of the possible consequences of Rangers' financial predicament.

From whatever angle it is viewed, Bain's pursuit of retribution over his treatment by Whyte represents an about-turn in his attitude. As recently as last spring, Bain was the voice of a club under threats from creditors including HMRC that are hovering around the Ibrox club.

The chief executive was, at times, accused by outsiders of defending the indefensible, but he was at least presenting himself as Rangers' champion, condemning those he perceived as enemies of "our club."

That level of dedication, though, seemed to evaporate within no time of this suspension by Whyte shortly after the new owner's buy-out. Having resigned, Bain soon made it clear that he would be suing Rangers for a seven-figure sum.

It seems that the proud club is in for worring times and the sooner football puts it's house in order, the sooner we can concentrate on what happens on the pitch rather than off it.
George Moss

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