Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has told the Daily Mail he doesn’t feel former boss Ally McCoist should be prevented from attending a match in honour of Fernando Ricksen this weekend.
The match is aimed to raise funds with former star Ricksen currently suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and the Mail has suggested that there are plans to ban McCoist from making an appearance.
However, Ferguson has suggested that would be the wrong call for the club to make.
“If Ally wants to come and support Fernando I don't see why he shouldn't be allowed to,” said Ferguson.
“It's a great cause. Fernando has a terrible illness and if someone wants to come and show their support for Fernando, I don't see why it should be a problem.”
The idea to ban McCoist from making an appearance was reportedly including as part of the terms of his gardening leave, after his association with the club came to an end.
Ferguson is spot on to point out that, because it’s for a good cause, McCoist should be allowed to put in an appearance as it won’t have anything to do with his relationship, or previous relationship, with the club.
Ricksen deserves the support of one of the club’s best managers in recent times and McCoist’s presence will only aid the cause in terms of raising its profile and raising extra funds.