Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has become the latest big name to join the list of Rangers FC fan-shareholders.
Ramsay, who trained with the club in the 1980s, took to Twitter yesterday to confirm he is now one of almost 9,500 members of Rangers First, which owns 1.7% of Rangers equity.
The group has urged fans to buy shares and use their proxy votes at next month's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to help former Ibrox director Dave King in his efforts to uproot the current board, in particular Sports Direct magnate and owner of Premier League club Newcastle United, Mike Ashley, a minority stock holder with 8.92% of shares.
Other former players to have bought shares include Vladimir Weiss, Richard Gough, Jorg Albertz, Claudio Reyna and Nacho Novo, according to the http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/rangers/11414832/Gordon-Ramsay-buys-Rangers-shares-to-join-fight-against-Mike-Ashley.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Telegraph.
Rangers First spokesman, Ricki Neil, said: "Rangers First continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to welcome Gordon Ramsay to our group. Our organisation has captured the imagination of supporters and ex-players from around the world in recent weeks and I thank Gordon for signing up.
"We are hoping to secure 10,000 members ahead of next month's General Meeting and support from high profile fans like Gordon Ramsay will undoubtedly help raise our profile."