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Rangers move EGM to Ibrox after second venue receives threats

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rangersRangers have officially announced to the London Stock Exchange that a second venue for their EGM have cancelled the booking made by the Ibrox club, following a number of threats made.

The Grange Tower Bridge hotel had been booked for the EGM on March 4th, following the first venue Millennium Gloucester Hotel cancelling hosting the toxic meeting after concerns raised over ‘significant disruption to guests and neighbours’.

In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, Rangers said: “It is with regret that the Board must announce that, following threats from persons unknown, the Grange Hotel at Tower Hill in London has informed the Company that it is no longer willing to host the General Meeting on 4 March 2015.”

Rangers confirmed that the EGM will now be held at Ibrox Stadium, with the real threat of other venues cancelling or rejecting bookings outright for the same fears as the Millennium and the Grange hotels.

The statement added: “Accordingly, the new venue for this General Meeting will be Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, at a date to be determined.

“The original London venue was selected for the General Meeting because the Board felt that previous General Meetings held at Ibrox had been disrupted by chanting and other shouting and accordingly had sought a business venue where a meeting could be held with more decorum.

“Following threats it was decided to seek a second London venue, not least because, for legal reasons, this would have preserved the ability to continue to hold the meeting on 4 March. Unfortunately, these efforts have now been thwarted.

“A further announcement will be made as soon as possible once a new time and date for the General Meeting have been established.”

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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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