SPFL Says There Is No Evidence Of Irregularities As Rangers Release File
LONDON: Rangers said they would not be silently harassed, as they released a dossier on Thursday to support their case for an independent investigation into handling a controversial vote to end the Scottish season.
But Scottish Professional Football League ( SPFL ) They said that the Glasgow giants had not yet provided a single sample of evidence to back up claims of corruption, harassment and coercion.
Rangers need 32 clubs to support their call for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent vote, which ended the seasons below Premier.
The leagues were decided on a points-per-game basis and the SPFL board has the authority to end the top-flight campaign using the same formula if it cannot be completed.
Rangers had called for SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and legal advisor Rod McKenzie to be suspended, saying they had received alarming evidence from a whistleblower and that clubs were bullied into voting for the SPFL plan.
Rangers presented their case on Thursday, ahead of next Tuesday's extraordinary general meeting of the SPFL and it was quickly met with a strong response from the league.
At last, Rangers have issued their 'dossier' and we will now take time to review it, before responding to all 42 clubs, said an SPFL spokesman.
I added: However, an initial examination of their 'dossier' has failed to identify a single shred of evidence to support Rangers' vociferous claims of corruption, bullying and coercion by SPFL staff.
The rangers were 13 points adrift from the Celtic leaders when the season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Celtic would be awarded a record-equaling ninth consecutive title if the SPFL board deemed no more games could be played this season.
The German Bundesliga will return in mid-May and there are encouraging signs that the leagues in Spain and England could restart next month.
But cost of testing and a lack of gate receipts are understood to be major obstacles in the way of a restart for Scottish football.
The Scottish Premier League does not have £ 10 million ($ 12 million) to simply devote to testing. Scottish Football Association President Rod Petrie he told the BBC this week.
His mid-range Scottish Premier League club could get four times as much money through the door as it does through its television deal to keep the economy (from behind closed doors games) from working in Scotland.