The SPFL have snubbed Celtic’s call to revisit a decade of cheating by Rangers (IL).
Earlier this month the Supreme Court confirmed that the old club had operated secondary contracts with players related to their employment rather than discretionary loans through EBTs.
According to a lengthy statement issued by the SPFL they have no powers to retrospectively punish a club for withholding income tax and National Insurance from HMRC.
This is a complete non-issue.
The only issue is that Rangers fielded ineligible players for more than a decade, in some matches the entire team were ineligible.
When Dundee United or Dunfermline’s Development League side field an ineligible player the match they are involved in becomes a 3-0 defeat.
Today’s decision from the SPFL confirms that a different set of rules apply to clubs from Ibrox.
The Premier League representatives on the SPFL board are Stewart Robertson (Sevco), Les Gray (Hamilton Accies) and Ann Budge of Hearts.
Further supporter protests are expected with funding details soon to be announced for a judicial review of how fans were cheated for a decade and the subsequent cover up and whitewash.
Celtic issued a statement on the day of the Supreme Court expecting sporting integrity to be applied, thousands of fans will now be looking carefully for the club to respond to today’s rejection.
Andrew Dickson who withheld the contract details from the SFA and SPL was this week nominated by the SPFL onto the SFA Congress.
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