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Richard Foster hits out at King after signing for Ross County

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Richard Foster has hit out at Rangers chairman Dave King following the South African-based businessman’s criticism of the players who left the Ibrox side in the summer.

The defender, who signed a two year deal with Ross County on Tuesday following his contract ending at the end of last season.

Foster hit out at King, claiming that he only found out that he was not being offered a new contract through a newspaper article. His comments echoes those of Jon Daly and Kris Boyd who also hit out at King and the treatment they received.

Foster said: “I haven’t heard a thing from Rangers. I just thought it would be common courtesy to say: ‘Thanks for your service and all the best.’

“But we’ve had nothing from the club. I found out I was going by reading King’s comments on the back of a paper. He said none of us were good enough and we weren’t getting a new contract.

“I don’t judge him on his business acumen and he has never really seen me play so he shouldn’t judge me on my football ability.

“Effectively, the 11 of us got blamed for the season but there were many different factors. To single out the players who left was a bit harsh.

“He also did it in a way we couldn’t really respond, except in the press. Did it leave a sour taste? Yeah, a little bit.

“That’s not how you should run a business or a club. If that’s the way he wants to do it fair play to him. I don’t agree with it and never will.”

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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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