Rangers found themselves at the centre of a bizarre rumour last week claiming the Gers would go into administration on Monday – with some bookmakers suspending betting on the Ibrox side being relegated last week – and the Light Blues’ fans were in hysterics when it unsurprisingly turned out to be false.
After a number of Celtic fans placed bets on the Gers being relegated – on the strength of rumours circulated by a small group of Celtic bloggers – bookies closed the market.
The rumours reached a head on social media with Irish journalist Phil Mac Giolla Bhian claiming – and not for the first time – that the Gers board were preparing for an “imminent insolvency event.”
Rangers have heard countless doomsday prophesies in the six years since the club’s financial meltdown in 2012 – and couldn’t help themselves when this latest one turned out to be fantasy.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Waiting for admin2… pic.twitter.com/E96gVGaRHI
— Thomas (@Hyndman18_) January 15, 2018
Happy admin 2 day everyone
— Rangers Forever (@mrforever1872) January 15, 2018
Looks like 3 names and co will need to dream up yet another Admin 2 date then 😩🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/k3nfnIOWMb
— Scott (@clonejack) January 15, 2018
— Stew McIntyre (@tattoo_stew69) January 15, 2018
— Barrie (@twowordsbaz) January 15, 2018
Good work by Rangers, bidding on every player we find now just to get #Admin2 wrapped up so I can watch it on 6 oclock news 👍😂
— Richie Adamson (@richie_dgs) January 15, 2018
Instead of going into administration, Rangers have move a step closer to securing more new faces as Graeme Murty revamps his squad ahead of the second half of the season.
Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings has been undergoing a media, according to STV, while the Gers are reported to have agreed a deal with Norwich for defender Russell Martin.
In other Rangers news, the Gers are expected to announce this done deal within hours after a medical is scheduled.
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