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Craig Whyte...THANK YOU...that is all we have ever asked for. Criticism if we step out of line and a robust defence when we don't.

RANGERS; WE WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR SECTARIANISM

New boss promises "aggresive" fightback against critics

Craig Whyte, the new owner of Rangers, has launched a robust fightback against the football clubs critics on sectarianism, making clear that it will "not be made the whipping boys for society's failings".

Ahead of next weeks meeting of the Scottish Governments joint action group, chaired by First Minister Alex Salmond, Mr Whyte has tasked his friend Jack Irvine, executive chairman of Media House International, to spearhead a "more aggresive" response to Rangers critics within and outwith the political world.

Mr Irvine said, "What we won't be is knocked around by knee-jerk politicians and by others across the city. We're drawing a line in the sand. Sectarianism is a problem, but not the sole problem of Rangers Football Club"

A decision to be more assertive was made following a meeting between Mr Whyte and members of the All-party Rangers group at Westminster, which includes chairman John Robertson, the Labour MP for Glasgow North West, Peter Robinson, the Northern Irish First minister, Lord Wallacw of Tankerness, the Advocate general, and Eleanor Laing, the Conservative back bencher. Sectarianism was high on the meetings agenda.

Mr Irvine, a former editor of The Scottish Sun, said that Rangers views were clear: that it fully supported Mr Salmond and the SNP Government to ris Scottish society of bigotry and that it applauded the decision not to rush through legislation.

Mr Irvine added: "However, we are clear in our own minds that there alre elements both in Glasgow and abroad, who are desperate to lay the blame of Scotlands ills at the doors of Ibrox.

"I would have thought these poliyically motivated critics might use their energies to analyse the chief problems in our society such as poor education, unemployment, drugs and youth crime.

"All respectable Rangers supporters, and that is the vast majority, condemn bigotry and sectrarianism but we will not be the whipping boys for societys failings.

"For too long, Rangers have taken it in the neck. it's a new owner, new management, new rules. Craig wants a more robust challenge to ill-informed critics. He does not intend for Rangers to be pushed around."

All respectable rangers fans, and that is the vast majority, condemn bigotry & sectarianism but we will not be whipping boys for society’s failings”.

“For too long, Rangers have taken it in the neck. It’s a new owner, new management, new rules. Craig wants a more robust challenge to ill informed critics. He does not intend for Rangers to be pushed around”.

Without naming names Mr Irvine added “I have a message for those who would denigrate Rangers: If you stop telling lies about us, we’ll stop telling the truth about you”.

Brian Donohoe, Labour MP for Central Ayrshire, who is the all party Rangers Group secretary, supported Mr Irvine’s sentiments saying “We should be on the offensive not defensive. Our record is there to speak for itself.”

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That statement gives me enormous pleasure. For too long we have been the whipping boy of the media/politicians. Hope this is the start of getting some pride back after the absolute roasting we have been getting.

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now we as a support should back the owner to the hilt, and be careful not to give the anti rangers brigade ammunition.lets be a bit more cute than the jungles and see the media turn their attention on the piggery. at last we seem to have some with a pair, who will stand up for the club, lets make sure we dont let him down

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'Mr Irvine said, "What we won't be is knocked around by knee-jerk politicians and by others across the city. We're drawing a line in the sand. Sectarianism is a problem, but not the sole problem of Rangers Football Club"'

Got a dig in to the mhanky bastards as well.

What a statement though, Britney will be shaking in his boots

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Mr Irvine added: "However, we are clear in our own minds that there alre elements both in Glasgow and abroad, who are desperate to lay the blame of Scotlands ills at the doors of Ibrox."

Nonsense, it's just paranoia, we're worse than the tims, etc, etc.... :rolleyes:

Really good stuff from Whyte, everything we hear from him is better than the last! :21:

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If you stop telling lies about us, we’ll stop telling the truth about you

For me this statement coming from a Rangers source, is better than any signing. I swear I jizzed a little as I read it.

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Gotta say I am a happy bear at the moment.

As others have said, if the support step out of line then we deserve everything that's coming, however if we are unjustly accused or are taking the blame for incidents that ate outwith the control of the club then we should fight back.

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Gotta say I am a happy bear at the moment.

As others have said, if the support step out of line then we deserve everything that's coming, however if we are unjustly accused or are taking the blame for incidents that ate outwith the control of the club then we should fight back.

That was the sole reason we set up VB.

Not to demand we continue singing bigoted songs but to take a stand against all those who attacked us for no reason other than to vent their own hatred and bigotry.

If we as a club feck up then criticise all you want.

If we as a fanbase feck up then criticise all you want.

On both occasions it will be merited and so long as it's constructive and not gratuitous then that is life.

When it becomes personal and a way of life to some then a stand has to be taken and i am over the moon reading those words.

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