Green Wants SFA To Step Back From The Brink
Updated Thursday, 31st May 2012
Rangers are fighting hard to survive on a number of fronts and Charles Green wants to act as peacemaker.
Green, the man fronting the consortium who are trying to take Rangers out of administration, has been quoted as saying: "I want to have talks with (SFA chief executive) Stewart Regan to find a way out of this for the good of Scottish football. There is a balancing act here. We accept Rangers should be punished for the sins of the past. I am not disputing that, the SFA have an obligation to do that. But I have to stress that the fans of Rangers, administrators and myself feel the initial penalty given to the club was too harsh. Now there has to be a solution and a way out that doesn't cause carnage for the game in Scotland. There has been talk that if the SFA appeal to Lord Carloway, who rubber-stamped the original decision, then Rangers could be booted out of football for 12 months - or even for good. If everyone steps back from the understandable emotions of this for a second I can't believe anyone who loves the game in Scotland wants that. I want to speak with Stewart Regan to try and find the right path for Rangers and the game as a whole in this country."
Jim Boyce, vice-president of FIFA, said: "Neither FIFA nor UEFA like any clubs of their member associations becoming involved in legal action. If any club is not happy with its governing body they should seek to settle their dispute through the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The matter has not yet been reported to FIFA by the SFA but I expect they will keep each other informed. If the SFA are not happy with the situation I expect them to write to UEFA and FIFA within the next three days. This matter has to be resolved. It cannot go on."