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Rangers board face death threats after AGM victory

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Just a day after they defeated an attempted coup at the club’s AGM, three members of the Rangers board have called in the police after threats were made against them.

Sandy Easdale, his brother James and finance director Brian Stockbridge have all been the target of threats from Rangers supporters on the fan website, Follow Follow.

One comment on the website had a picture of Stockbridge with the caption stating: “where is Lee Harvey Oswald when we need him”.

There was another comment calling on McGill’s buses, the company owned by the Easdale brothers, to be ‘torched’.

Solicitors for the Easdales and Stockbridge have contacted the Police to investigate the death threats made against the trio.

Follow Follow, is a Rangers messageboard owned by Mark Dingwall who was until recently a board member and spokesperson for the Rangers Supporters Trust. However, Dingwall was suspended by the trust for ‘improper conduct’ and this week quit from his position.

Dingwall is also editor of the Rangers fanzine of the same name, which was banned from being sold inside Ibrox by Sir David Murray for ‘sectarian and bigoted’ content.

The threats follow on from threats made by another Rangers supporters group, the Vanguard Bears, towards prominent Celtic supporters and football personalities within the Scottish game. And it was only last year that former Rangers chief executive Charles Green claimed that Rangers fans had sent him death threats, before later apologising for making the threats public.

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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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