'Sponsored' partick hit as the Scottish football row rumbles on

LONDON: The consequences of the increasingly bitter efforts to end the Scottish football season intensified on Saturday when Partick thistle They said they had been forgotten, ignored and sponsored after attempts to restructure the league collapsed due to high-level opposition.

After the 2019/20 Scottish campaign at all levels below Premiership was canceled, a working group was established to consider creating a new three-division system.

But the plan failed to attract sufficient support at a meeting of Premiership clubs on Friday.

If proposals had been approved for the top two leagues to increase to 14 teams each, Partick at the end of the second level would have prevented relegation.

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The Glasgow club issued a furious statement on Saturday that said: "The Partick thistle board is deeply angered by the decision to halt league reconstruction," adding it was a "disgrace" the news had been made public before clubs could inform their players and staff.

Partick became the last club to criticize the conduct of the Scottish Professional Football League , with the Jags insisting that they had undergone unprecedented treatment in Scottish football.

We have been forgotten, ignored and sponsored, while senior figures, for reasons better known to themselves, have found a possible solution that caused the least damage, their statement added.

On Friday, the Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson He was accused of carrying out unfounded, damaging and selfish attacks by his fellow SPFL board members.

The eight other SPFL directors have issued a lengthy rebuttal to a series of allegations made in a file that the Rangers sent to the clubs on Thursday.

They said they had complete confidence in the CEO Neil Doncaster and legal advisor Rod McKenzie , which the Ibrox club wants to suspend.

The board members again urged clubs to reject Rangers' call for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the vote that ended the lower-league season and handed the SPFL board the authority to do the same for the Premiership .

The 12 Premiership clubs and Championship winners Dundee United They will meet on Tuesday.

Rangers were 13 points adrift of leaders Celtic when the Premiership season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Celtic would be awarded a ninth consecutive title to match the record if the SPFL board believes that no more games can be played.