Rangers have played their way back to the Scottish Premier League but fans will temporarily not be able to purchase the 2016/17 Rangers jerseys after a feud between the club board and Sports Direct chief and Rangers board member Mike Ashley.
The Light Blues are scheduled to wear a 2-tone checkered jersey made by technical sponsor Puma this season. Club captain Lee Wallace was pictured in the new home jersey in the club’s Instagram post (above) after extending his contract.
The deal related to license gear that has was terminated paid Rangers 4p from every pound spent on official merchandise and was signed by a previous board 4-years ago but under management that had a ‘clear conflict of interest.’
Rangers released a statement last month saying:
Rangers Football Club Limited has today served notice on Rangers Retail Limited terminating the IP [intellectual property] license and rights agreement with that company with immediate effect.
The club now needs to speak to its commercial partners to agree the next steps flowing from the termination and will make no further comment on this matter while discussions are ongoing.
The club will endeavour to communicate further with its supporters and customers for Rangers kit and other Rangers products as soon as it is in a position to do so.
Rangers are conducting part of their pre-season training in Charleston, SC and start the 2016/17 campaign against Motherwell on Saturday, July 16.
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