Rival Premiership club official fined by SFA for derogatory Rangers comments
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Rival Premiership club official fined by SFA for derogatory Rangers comments

St Mirren chairman John Needham has been fined by the SFA with regards to the offensive tweets he posted about Rangers fans [Scottish FA].

Needham has been fined £5,000 immediately with another £1,000 suspended for making “discriminatory or offensive” remarks, improper behaviour, and bringing the game into disrepute.

John Needham was fined by the SFA after his comments regarding Rangers fans (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The £1,000 will be suspended until the end of the current season should there be a further breach of disciplinary rules 71/73/77 in this period.

Someone of his stature using their official Twitter account to make the comments he did was totally unacceptable and the SFA has taken the correct action.

After a video of Rangers supporters packed on a bridge appeared on Twitter, Needham wrote “here’s hoping the squinty bridge tips as well. Second thoughts… the pollution would be awful.”

He also used derogatory terms in tweets to describe the club and Rangers fans. He was appointed St Mirren chairman in the summer.

Hopefully, this punishment handed out by the SFA will be enough to prevent any further tweets or comments regarding Rangers Football Club and he will focus on his job as chairman of St Mirren.

The SFA have punished the St Mirren chairman correctly, however, it does not take away the derogatory comments made about Rangers fans. (Photo by Jshpix/MB Media/Getty Images)

“This won’t happen again,” Needham said after the tweets came to light before Rangers played St Mirren at the end of October [Sky Sports].

Let’s hope he sticks to his word.

In other news, Rangers have struck a partnership with a Switzerland-based institution.

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