Date: 2nd July 2020 at 8:30am
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Rangers fans were in uproar after it emerged that Sports Direct were still going to be involved with the Ibrox side’s latest kit deal with Castore despite assurances that they were forever banished by the club.

After a successful launch day for the new home strip in which tens of thousands of kits had been sold, fans were dealt a blow when Sports Direct posted an advert on their Facebook page claiming to be “exclusive” stockists of the new Rangers strip ahead of the 2020/21 season.

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Castore were involved in a series of fan engagement interviews in which they made it clear that Mike Ashley and Sports Direct no longer had any ties to the club and the latest news was seen as a blow by loyal supporters that have been frustrated at years of abuse at the hands of the retail mogul.

They took to Twitter in response to the Facebook advert, demanding clarity from the club and disappointment that it appears they have been lied to after the new deal was announced.

The issue of Ashley being able to sell the strips is one thing, the fact that – for a second time – Gers fans believed they were rid of him is another altogether and may have to face up to the fact that he won’t ever go away until such a time as he is done with retail. Rangers were here before him and will still be around after him.