Rangers Not Winning Buddies
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2012
Views appear to be getting firmer on the Rangers issue now that the Ibrox club have taken their fight to court
Lord Glennie's decision overturned an SFA appeal tribunal, which was chaired by his fellow Court of Session judge Lord Carloway. Glennie asked for the matter to be sent back to the SFA appeal stage. The SFA does have the right to appeal this decision, as long as they do so within 21 days. The original sanctions were less than could have been imposed under the SFA regulations as rule 66 states they could be fined a maximum £100,000 , suspension or expulsion from participation in the game, ejection from the Scottish Cup or termination of SFA membership.
Rangers were fined the maximum allowed for bringing the game into disrepute over their non-payment of tax and an SFA appeal panel might now have the task of deciding which if any of the additional punishments Rangers face. FIFA have also urged the SFA to take "direct action" against the club for taking the matter to court, which is expressly prohibited in both associations' rules.