Rangers: Alan Hutton sends Gers message after recent £225k fine


Rangers will have learnt their lesson after being hit with a hefty £225k fine for price-fixing some of their merchandise. 

This has been suggested by the former Scotland defender Alan Hutton who has been speaking to Football Insider about the Ibrox development.

The Gers were hit with the fine having been found guilty of price-fixing their home shirt between September-November 2018 but their fine was significantly less than two other retailers.

JD Sports and Elite Sports were slapped with combined fines worth just shy of £2m having been found to have price-fixed Rangers merchandise between 2018 and 2019.

Having been slammed by the Executive Director of Enforcement at the CMA about the incident, Hutton has suggested he hopes it is something Rangers take lesson from:

“It’s not ideal, I think it was between 2018 and 2019 so with the fine and being given into trouble I think they’ll have learnt their lesson,” said Hutton.

“I saw JD Sports had been fined for it, they were more heavily fined. I think with Rangers it was to do with one home replica shirt that they were fined that amount for.

“Again it’s not ideal but it’s something that if they’ve breached the regulations they’ll have to pay the price.”

TIF Thoughts on Hutton’s comments…

It is certainly far from ideal. This is money which could be spent in a much more productive way by the Ibrox side, however, it does seem as if they have gotten off lightly in comparison.

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Had they been hit with a fine like JD Sports did which was in the region of £1.5m, then that is when this may have become a serious setback for the club.

But as Hutton suggests, this does feel like a slap on the wrists which fans will certainly be hoping the club have learned from and do not repeat in the future.

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