Paddy Power found themselves under attack after highlighting the surname of new Sevco defender Nikola Katic.
Angry fans flooded the twitter account of the Dublin based bookie which is the same city in which Dermot Desmond launched his business empire.
BREAKING: Rangers sign Croatian defender Nikola Kati?. We’re hearing unconfirmed reports that his surname is actually ‘Katli?’, but that’s a bit too similar to ‘Catholic’, so the player was advised to change the spelling. More to follow.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 12, 2018
Has the guy that usually runs this account been sold in the transfer window and been replaced by an inferior bosman with shite patter?
— Tags (@tagsbo) June 12, 2018
Not one of your best there Paddy
— Norfolk and Chance (@StanchionLover) June 12, 2018
— Russell Paisley (@russell_paisley) June 12, 2018
— Adam Dunn (@ADunn1872) June 12, 2018
— NonOffensiveOrangeBear (@OrangeBearRFC) June 12, 2018
— Willie Ewing (@WillieEwing1872) June 12, 2018
How bigoted is that
— STACEY (@lisbonceltic67) June 12, 2018
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) June 12, 2018
Sevco have reportedly agreed a £2m fee for the defender who has been compared to David Bates in his homeland.
With Conor Goldson expected to sign in a £3m deal from Brighton later this week Dave King is clearly opening up his transfer war-chest.
How the spending spree is paid for by a company that required a £3m loan from Close Brothers to see out last season will be a question for the Ibrox auditors.
Two additional wages and commitments to pay out £5m in transfer fees appears to be a huge outlay for a company with turnover of under £30m.
Katic is expected to be at pre-season training on Friday with his debut coming in the first round Europa League clash.