Rangers Supporters Assembly wants talks with Charles Green over boycott

Relations have soured between Rangers and Dundee United since 2009.SNS Group

A spokesman for the Rangers Supporters Assembly has called on Charles Green to consult with fans over a proposed boycott of the club’s Scottish Cup tie with Dundee United.

The group have joined other fans’ bodies to call for fans not to attend the match at Tannadice, the first time the Ibrox side 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.

Ross Blyth, spokesperson Rangers Supporters Assembly, told STV he hopes the Rangers chief executive will talk to fans over the move.

He said: “We’d like to speak to Charles Green over this. If he understands the fans’ feelings, which I’m sure he does we would like to think he would support us.

“We would hope Charles Green would consult us before a final decision is made.

“The dislike between Rangers and Dundee United fans has grown more than with any other club.”

He added: “The ill feel between the two club dates back to 2009 after postponed match at Tannadice. After initially telling Rangers fans tickets would be valid for the rescheduled fixture, they then recharged us.

“Then we’ve got what happened in the summer and the general attitude of chairman Stephen Thompson. He wanted Rangers to suffer.

“He wanted us to be hit financially yet wanted to benefit from Rangers via the television revenue.”

Asked whether an absence of away fans may have an effect on the Rangers team, Mr Blyth said: “I can see the reason behind supporting the team and knocking United out of the cup and making them suffer that way but you’ve got to understand the strong feelings and anger Rangers fans have towards Dundee United.”

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