By Kieran Maguire

12th Jun, 2022 | 11:56am

Kieran Maguire lambasts Rangers and Jon McLaughlin as money-grabbing footage emerges

Rangers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin has endorsed a product whose primary aim is to “separate fans from their cash.”

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 34-year-old’s support of the Fortrade trading platform.

Rangers partnered with Fortrade in December 2020, with the deal originally set to run up until the end of 2021-22.

An extension has not been officially announced but McLaughlin featured in a promotional video shared on Fortrade’s Twitter account last Tuesday (31 May).

Ibrox commercial chief James Bisgrove has gone on record to say he expects Rangers to hit £27million in commercial income for the 2021-22 campaign.

But Maguire argues that the Glasgow giants should choose who they are associated with more carefully when it comes to sponsorships deals in problematic industries.

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“It does seem yet again like a very flimsy product,” he told Football Insider.

“The object is to separate fans from their cash and it is using football as a means for legitimacy and normalisation.

“We’re going to see more and more of these. Someone that was involved with Football Index, for example, has set up a broadly similar product. None of these things pass the smell test.”

McLaughlin played second fiddle to Allan McGregor in 2021-22 but still made 16 appearances across all competitions.

He signed a new contract in January that commits him to the club until 2024.

In other news, Gabby Agbonlahor argues Rangers may now sell Joe Aribo as bumper offer suggested.