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Rangers rival Andy Murray with court time as Wi-fi company takes action

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Rangers have made the Scottish courtroom as their second home of late and it seems that they just can’t get enough of visiting their new pad.

In this episode of McMatlock, Rangers are being taken to court by 802 Works Limited, specialists in event Wi-fi. The Glasgow Sheriff Court roll for Tuesday 12th January confirms the hearing in front of Sheriff Miller.

There is no information into why 802 Works Limited are taking the Ibrox club to court, but the company installed a stadium-wide wifi system in partnership with Huawei – in what was reportedly a seven figure investment negotiated by the Coatbridge-based company.

At the time of the announcement in July 2013, Rangers claimed that the deal would give their supporters a ‘world class’ matchday experience.

Then-Rangers chief executive Craig Mather, at the time, said: “The club is rightly proud of its tremendous fan base, which has stood by the team through thick and thin and we aim to provide our supporters with a world-class WiFi service to enhance their matchday experience.

“We have teamed up with Huawei, a technology market leader and in doing so we will be setting new standards in terms of interactive communication with our fans.

“More and more people are using smart devices (phones and computer tablets) as a primary means of communication and we look forward to revolutionising the way in which Rangers fans can engage with the club before, during and after the match.”

802 Event WiFi chief executive Felix Gibson added: “This is a major development. It is a transformative deal which will change the way fans interact with their club. We are very proud to have been instrumental in delivering this game-changing technology.”

In November 2015, at the club’s latest AGM, Rangers director Stewart Robertson was asked why the wi-fi system had been switched off. The answer was short and to the point, he admitted: “It doesn’t work.”

It will be interesting to hear why 802 Works Limited are taking the club to court and what line of defence Rangers will take against this action.

If one court appearance was not enough, they are also in court down in London as well.

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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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