AMID the Craig Whytes, Sir David Murrays and Duff and Phelps, the Rangers crisis has a new protagonist – Mr Custard.

Mr Custard, also known as Bob Riley, a children's entertainer from Northamptonshire, has had a flood of calls and emails from both sides of the Old Firm divide after a muddle saw his "Bluenose" website become the focus for fans to donate to a "fighting fund" for the Ibrox club.

For 24 hours it looked like the fans cash destined to shore up Ally McCoist's side was disappearing into the bank account of a professional clown. However, Mr Custard, who picked up the Bluenose moniker from a spell in the ambulance ser-vice, insists he has not received a penny.

The Corby LibDem councillor is not impressed. He said: "Being in politics I'm used to abuse but I haven't been sure what's been going on.

"There's lots of Scottish accents in Corby and I thought it was prank but had no idea what Rangers had to do with me.

"Most of the emails said things like 'give us the money or we're sending the clowns around'."

Meanwhile, Rangers administrators will take legal action to invalidate four years of season tickets bought for more than £20 mil- lion by Ticketus to finance Craig Whyte's takeover.

The move will be a blow to the ticket agency, which has joined forces with Paul Murray's Blue Knights consortium in a bid to buy the club.

Duff and Phelps are attempting to argue that Financial Assistance came into play in the takeover, which is illegal and the deal is therefore void.