CELTIC will have to find new opponents in the Sydney Super Cup in November after their Ibrox rivals dramatically withdrew from the tournament.
The Govan club, who face the Hoops in the Premiership on Sunday, have been fiercely criticised by their fans after agreeing to take part in a competition which was being billed as ‘Ange’s Homecming Tour’ by the Australian hosts.
A brief statement read: “Rangers can confirm the club will not be participating in the Sydney Super Cup in November 2022.
“After it became clear the tournament organisers were unwilling to fulfil their commitments to Rangers, we have, with immediate effect, terminated the club’s agreement with the organisers.”
The club now face a massive fine after breaking a contractual agreement.
Claims of the Parkhead club earning more than DOUBLE in appearance money in the four-team competition helped fuel the anger of their following who threw tennis balls and toilet rolls onto the pitch to disrupt their game against Dundee at Dens Park on Sunday March 20.
The Govan club ended their contract due to several concerns including the failure to use the brand “Old Firm” and the timing of announcements, according to a report on Sky Sports News.
The tournament Down Under, which is due to start on November 16 during the break in domestic football for the World Cup Finals in Qatar, will also feature Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC.