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:
Finally the club is growing a set of balls.
— Nimco International Ltd. (@Nimsay1872) May 24, 2018
Finally , fight everything and it will stop
— RangersBoxingRugby (@thefightscore) May 24, 2018
Further proof the sfa are anti-rangers.
— James RFC (@GamesMurray) May 24, 2018
About time we started taking action against the anti-rangers SFA
— Stevie G’s Blue & White army ???????? (@SB3354co) May 24, 2018
King going after lawwells puppet within the sfa is brilliant.
Well in sir. pic.twitter.com/IkiiO2Y2X9
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) May 24, 2018
I suspect the SFA may rue the day they picked a fight with Dave King. And to then bring a knife to a gun fight is not the smartest move.
— Derek McMonies (@DerekMcmonies) May 24, 2018
Soooperp Dave King. The fight back starts now
— jimykrankiescameltoe (@1Staunch1) May 24, 2018
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The comments were originally made in August 2006 but Hughes may now find himself forced out after his ill-judged comments, with the SFA confirming they will be launching a probe after they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.
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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