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24th May, 2018 | 4:05pm

'Fightback starts now': Rangers fans react as Dave King calls for SFA senior man to be suspended

Rangers chairman Dave King has called on Scottish FA director Gary Hughes to be suspended pending an investigation into a reported slur against the Ibrox giants – and Gers fans are glad the Light Blues aren’t simply allowing it to be brushed under the carpet and ignored.

Hughes called the Light Blues “the great unwashed” in a 12-year-old interview pre-dating his involvement with the SFA – and King has since demanded, according to the Daily Record, he be suspended by the authorities while an investigation takes place.

Gers fans were delighted to see the club fight back against the “anti-Rangers SFA” – with one saying that “the fight back starts now.”

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

Hughes joined the Scottish FA in 2015 and is part of the Scottish FA’s eight-man board but faces re-election next month.

The comments were originally made in August 2006 but Hughes may now find himself forced out after his ill-judged comments, with the SFA confirming they will be launching a probe after they first emerged on Wednesday night.

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As well as being part of the main Scottish FA board, Hughes is also chairman of the SFA’s audit committee and will be a massive headache for newly-appointed chief executive Ian Maxwell, just a few days after being paraded at Hampden.

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