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Rangers fans stump up money to pay Dunfermline debt

Rangers fans have raised the money to pay a debt owed to Dunfermline Athletic it has been confirmed.

The Rangers Fans Fighting Fund (RFFF) have raised £250,000 so far with £22,000 to be paid to the Pars following a Scottish Premier League clash between the clubs at East End Park on February 11, just before 'Gers fell into administration.

The club had already paid £63,000 of the £85,000 owed but now the supporters have sprung into action to help out their beloved club.

However, the RFFF will not pay the £70,000 owed to Dundee United from a Scottish Cup fixture in February as the supporters group feel the Terrors had 'treated Rangers and their fans with disdain'.

"After some discussion it was agreed that we should use some of the money collected by our fans to pay off this outstanding debt," a statement issued by RFFF chairman Andrew McCormick read.

"This is a debt of honour to a club of honour.

"Consideration was also given to using some more of the funds to pay off money owed to Dundee United.

"But that was rejected as there were strong views that, in recent times, Dundee United had treated Rangers and their fans with disdain.

"Rangers fans were angry when Dundee United levied an extra charge on Rangers ticket holders if they wished to attend an abandoned game at Tannadice.

"Like everyone else connected to the club, we are aware of the Rangers standing and their responsibilities to the rest of the game in Scotland.

"We believe that spending some of our funds this way is only fair to Dunfermline who are suffering because of a situation that was not of their making.

"It also demonstrates to the Scottish football authorities that Rangers fans not only have an allegiance to the club , but are aware of the impact the club's situation is having elsewhere in the game.

"The Fans Fighting Fund is doing this on behalf of Rangers Football Club as we believe this the proper course of action.

"We would hope this is not only noted by the Scottish football authorities but will have a strong impact when certain charges against the club are debated by the SFA on Thursday."

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