Rangers fans react on Twitter as Mike Ashley's Newcastle are relegated

Could Newcastle's relegation have an impact for Rangers?

Supporters of a historic and iconic club like Rangers would normally sympathise with another giant like Newcastle United suffering relegation.

While to some extent there is some empathy, all bets are off, in the hope that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley may be forced to sell his shares in Rangers.

Gers fans do not, broadly speaking, want Ashley to have a controlling interest in the club, with him currently owning nine per cent.

A previous STV report indicated that Newcastle being relegated would have a big impact on Ashley.

It reads: "As far as the English Premier League are concerned, their rules do not forbid Ashley from having any form of influence on a club outside of England.

"The Football League, which operates the second-tier Championship competition down to the fourth-tier League Two, have far more stringent rules.

"Their regulations state consent is required if an owner of an English club has the power to influence affairs at a Scottish team, or has any shares in them."

This would mean Ashley would either have to apply for consent to hold both stakes from the Football League, or simply to sell one.

Rangers fans appear to hope that Ashley would prefer to sell his minority stake in the Light Blues rather than his majority shareholding in Newcastle United.

Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to Newcastle's relegation...

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