The irony of the decision is incredible with Sevco- the Tribute Act to the old Rangers club that cheated Scottish football for over a decade- robbing The Honest Men of what should be their only national trophy win in the 2002 League Cup Final.
Alex McLeish led the way with a secondary contract that wasn’t declared to the SPL, SFA or HMRC. Among the goals in a 4-0 win were Tore Andre Flo and Barry Ferguson, at the other end Stefan Klos had left Borussia Dortmund for the benefits of disguised remuneration.
Ayr won last week’s cup tie 3-0 but the record books will record it as a 3-0 defeat with Alloan hosting the Ibrox Colts in the next round.
SPFL Trust Trophy – Rangers B v Ayr United – 20/09/21
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For over a decade of cheating every club in the country the Tribute Act paid a fine of £250,000 while the dead club had raked in millions from prize money and European participation.
McLeish’s EBT Cup winners: Klos, Vidmar, Amoruso, Konterman, Ricksen, Latapy, Ferguson, Numan, Caniggia, Flo, Lovenkrands. Subs: McCann, Hughes, Dodds, Kanchelskis, McGregor