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Rangers Trust spokesman given ultimatum to resign over improper conduct claims

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By Steven Raeburn, N/A

December 16, 2013 | 3 min read

The spokesman for the Rangers Supporters Trust, and editor of the Follow Follow fanzine, Mark Dingwall, is expected to be forced to resign this week following allegations of improper conduct, it has been reported.

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"Mark Dingwall is currently serving a three-week suspension, pending an investigation into allegations of improper conduct. He will be given an ultimatum to resign from his position this week," the trust told regional broadcaster STV.

Mark Dingwall has denied the allegations.

The original complaint has been withdrawn as the complainer has also resigned from the board of the trust.

“The chairman of the Rangers Supporters Trust, Gordon Dinnie, confirmed there is an investigation and that after the complainant stepped back from his duties, the Trust asked Mr Dingwall to do likewise,” STV reported.

"Both people involved have stood back from participation in the trust's internal affairs whilst the complaint is being progressed as per the rules of the society, neither was suspended," the trust said in a statement.

A letter to the trust said: "The board of the RST would like to inform you that we are currently dealing with an internal matter that has unfortunately entered the public domain. We assure you that we are still working in the best interest of our membership and will inform you of any decisions taken once due process has been followed. The board members involved voluntarily removed themselves from Trust duties until this situation is resolved.

"We would also like to assure you that the Trust board remains focused and committed to our goals. We hope to announce the results of our AGM poll in the coming days."

The ‘Follow Follow’ fanzine, which Mr Dingwall edits was banned from Ibrox Park in 2002 amidst claims of bigotry and sectarianism.

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