Rangers' new sponsor Blackthorn Cider latest to complain to club over Charles Green racist comments

Rangers' new sponsor Blackthorn Cider has complained to the club following racist remarks made by chairman Charles Green.

The brand has confirmed to The Drum that it has spoken to the club in response to comments made by Green in an interview last week, which also drew complaints from its current sponsor, and C&C stablemate, Tennent's Lager.

Paulo Mortarotti, managing director at Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, said: "Blackthorn Cider does not wish to have any association with racist remarks such as this. It’s an issue we take very seriously and this has been relayed to the club."

Blackthorn Cider announced in March that it would take over from Tennent's as the shirt sponsors of the Scottish Third Division champions for next season.

Get The Drum Newsletter

Build your marketing knowledge by choosing from daily news bulletins or a weekly special.