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Rangers to donate Tannadice gate receipts to charity after refusing United request

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Rangers chief executive Charles Green has stated that the Ibrox side will donate their share of the gate receipts from the Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United at Tannadice to charity.

The Ibrox side confirmed earlier in the week, that they would be refusing their ticket allocation for the Cup tie following a call from the club’s supporters to boycott the match.

Under Scottish cup rules, Rangers are entitled to a share of the proceeds from the game which will be played in February, even if they have no travelling support. Green has stated that their share will be donated to Erskine Hospital and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice brick by brick via the Rangers Charity Foundation.

The conflict relates to Dundee United’s part in blocking Rangers from entering the SPL during the summer and a ticketing issue between the sides in 2009, when a match was called off at half time and the Tannadice side refused to reduce ticket prices for the rearranged game.

The Yorkshireman also stated that they had refused Dundee United’s request for the Ibrox side to waive their right to the money.

Green told Rangers’ official website: “The Club was contacted by Dundee United requesting us to waive our rights to the share of the gate under Cup Competition Rule 46(c), this was declined. It has been decided by the board that any proceeds from gate receipts due to the Club will be donated to the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Brick by Brick Appeal and Erskine charities via the Rangers Charity Foundation.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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