Kenny blasts 'arrogant' Rangers board as £8m deal hangs in balance
The Rangers board are “arrogant” to defy the SPFL in their bitter standoff over title sponsor Cinch.
So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider amid the ongoing dispute between Rangers and the SPFL.
The SPFL struck a deal with online car dealership Cinch over the summer worth a record £8million over five years.
But Rangers, whose chairman Douglas Park made his fortune in the car retail industry, are refusing to wear the Cinch logo or display it at Ibrox.
As per the Daily Record on 9 August, the SPFL have now requested the Scottish FA to arbitrate on the case.
Kenny is baffled as to why Rangers would continue to take their share of the sponsorship money pool without complying with the terms of the deal.
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“It is a bit arrogant,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“They sponsor the league and everyone is sticking to the rules apart from them, I just don’t get it.
“They are alright taking the money but they don’t want to put the sponsorship up just because the owner made his money selling cars.
“I think this is really bad and doesn’t reflect well on them. I’m sure they are going to have to wear it and put it around the stadium if those are the rules.
“They’ve lost the last three now as well and now they are drawing attention to themselves when they don’t need that pressure.”