Rangers must wait for ruling in Sports Direct kit battle

A company in the Sports Direct Group says the club are in breach of obligations.

Rangers: The ruling hasn't been made publicly available.
Rangers: The ruling hasn't been made publicly available.

Rangers must wait to read a judge’s ruling on the latest round of the club’s long-running High Court fight over merchandise sales with Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley.

A company in the Sports Direct Group, SDI Retail Services, said Rangers are in breach of obligations under a deal relating to replica kit. 

Bosses at Rangers dispute claims made against them.

Judge Lionel Persey finished overseeing the latest in a series of hearings at the High Court in London earlier this year.


The judge, who had analysed a number of legal issues, was listed to hand down a ruling at a hearing in London on Thursday.

He said he had reached a decision – but he has not yet made his ruling publicly available. Rangers lost a round of the fight in October.

Another judge ruled Rangers had breached the terms of an agreement made with SDI.

Mr Justice Teare concluded bosses at Rangers had made a new agreement with another firm without giving SDI a chance to match that firm’s offer. SDI subsequently made further complaints.

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