Date: 15th August 2020 at 9:20am
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It was a summer of disrepute but it seems like the heavily conflicted leaders of Scottish football opted to move on for the good of the game- and their Old Firm broadcasting deals.

Neil Doncaster took a very threatening phone call from Douglas Park as the SPFL clubs voted to end the season, covering the incident The Sun reported:

The SPFL statement reads: “In a phone call on the evening of 10 April, Rangers chairman Douglas Park made a very serious allegation and threat to act in a particular way to the SPFL Chief Executive.

“This allegation has been entirely unsupported by any evidence, either then or since. The allegation was so serious and defamatory that the League’s Legal Counsel, Rod McKenzie immediately sought a commitment from the Rangers Company Secretary that it would not be repeated.

“This was a wholly appropriate and proportionate legal response to an entirely unfounded and damaging allegation.”

No disrepute charge came from the SPFL.

Later on in the saga SPFL director Stewart Robertson deliberately leaked details of confidential broadcasting rights.

The Sun reported:

The SPFL letter said: “Several of us have been asked by a number of clubs what action the SPFL intends to take in relation to the gross breaches of confidentiality that have been committed by the circulation of the Rangers document, including copying and publishing commercially sensitive information from the SPFL’s confidential Board report server.

“It is not appropriate, in advance of the EGM, to comment further, but we will return to this important issue in due course. In recent days, Rangers’ managing director Stewart Robertson has launched a series of attacks on the SPFL Board, its corporate governance and its office-bearers.

“As Board members, it is our duty to respond to these allegations on behalf of Scottish football and we are united in firmly rejecting his false characterisation of SPFL governance.

No disrepute charge came from the SPFL.

With Peter Lawwell refusing to think about looking at the Five Way Agreement of 2012 it seems like Celtic will be at a disadvantage until a new Chief Executive is appointed who isn’t so closely associated with the powers inside the SFA and SPFL.