Celtic’s Supporter Liaison Officer has confirmed that the club is operating under the Five Way Agreement of 2012 that provided membership of the SFA and a place in the Scottish League to the Sevco club formed by Charles Green.
The new club, the old one plus the SPFL, SFA and SL constructed the agreement which has never seen the light of day.
Yesterday Phil MacGiollabhain published a report in which UEFA revealed that they had no knowledge of the agreement which is against their rules. The Articles of Association of each member country has to be registered with UEFA to ensure that everyone is on a similar playing field.
— Celtic FC SLO (@CelticFCSLO) March 12, 2021
Then he should ask to see it, as it has affected the business, and it has affected sharegilders and customers
— Richard McGinley (@Richiestoke) November 27, 2019
Nine years on since it was signed off it seems that no-one in the Scottish game wishes to reveal what is contained in the Five Way Agreement. Last May when the SFA decided not to act on their failures during the 2011 UEFA licence process they made reference to the Five Way Agreement suggesting that historical issues involving that Rangers club had to be dealt with by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
So far this season the new club at Ibrox have negotiated through 32 SPFL matches without having a player sent off or conceding a penalty.
In August within five days of Boli Bolingoli not self-isolating after a trip to Spain Celtic had two matches postponed and the player charged. After getting a Fixed Penalty for attending a House Party it took the SFA 24 days to charge Ibrox Covidiot Nathan Patterson. James Tavernier has a sore leg.
CLICK HERE for Phil’s report on UEFA reaction to Five Way Agreement.