HUNDREDS of fans gathered outside of Ibrox Stadium as protests against the Rangers board were stepped up in the run-up to next month's extraordinary general meeting.


Fans concerned about the continued ownership problems were out in force before the 2-0 Championship defeat to Hibs.

Former players Nacho Novo and John Brown joined the demonstration, with one fan dressing up as a rat before reportedly being turned away by security.

They carried banners which read: "Parasites and leeches out.. not a penny more. Ashley, Easdales, Lambias, Rats,2 while another said "no more faceless investors".

Calls to sack the board were aimed at the Easdale brothers, James and Sandy, and controversial investor Mike Ashley, who owns Newcastle United and Sports Direct.

More than 1,000 fans had protested ahead of the team's Scottish Cup tie with Raith Rovers last Sunday.

Last month, about 400 supporters also took to the streets outside the ground to protest before and after the snow abandoned match against Hearts.

Rangers will hold the general meeting in London on March 4, as South African businessman Dave King, Paul Murray and John Gilligan seek to oust the board.