Here Are the Banners That Scared Off Rangers’ Possible American Savior

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

For a few days, it appeared American tow truck-maker Bill Miller was all set to buy Rangers and end the mind-numbing speculation about the club’s immediate future. Miller was given preferred bidder status by administrators tasked with bringing the Glasgow giants out of their tax-bill induced bankruptcy, all but ensuring a quick end to the saga. Until a few Rangers fans decided xenophobia was in order.

“By late Monday night, it became clear to me that preliminary information, discussions and analysis were, unfortunately, more optimistic than reality,” Miller said. “Having no intention of negatively affecting the potential outcome of the club’s future and after hearing the message from Rangers supporters and fans loud and clear, I notified the administrators today that I have withdrawn my bid for Rangers and will not be moving forward.”

Miller, the chairman of a Tennessee-based towing and recovery equipment company, said he had been told “Yank, go home” but did not say by whom.

Okay, so it was mostly about the financial future of the club, but the “Yank go home” nonsense clearly didn’t help.

The banners above were held by Rangers fans during a game against Dundee United last Wednesday. In that game, American Maurice Edu set up American Alejandro Bedoya for a goal, while the club’s Player of the Year, American Carlos Bocanegra, looked on from his place in defense.

But you know, Yanks suck or whatever.

Source: ESPN

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