Rangers supporters groups urge boycott of Dundee United cup tie

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Rangers could face Dundee United with no visiting fans to cheer them on.SNS Group

Rangers could be without their travelling support when they face Dundee United in the Scottish Cup if fans follow a call to boycott the match at Tannadice.

The Ibrox club were handed an away tie against United when the draw for the Scottish Cup fifth round was made on Monday. The match will be the first time Rangers have faced SPL opposition away from home since they were denied entry to the top flight since the new company transferred the membership of the club in the summer.

The Rangers Supporters Assembly has urged a “full boycott” of the match in response to United’s part in denying the club SPL entry and also because of a ticketing controversy in 2009.

A statement from the RSA read: "The Rangers support has waited patiently for the opportunity to send a clear message to those that tried to destroy our club - starve them of their much-needed cash by boycotting this game.

"It must also be remembered the disregard this club had for Rangers supporters when it unashamedly refused to offer refunds to supporters for a game abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch in 2009.

"We also understand the desire to support the team - the fans have demonstrated this to unbelievable lengths of loyalty - but we ask that on this occasion in a one-off display of fan power we show that we have not been beaten or broken."

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