Rangers affected as report claims SPFL seeks league-deciding powers
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Rangers affected as report claims SPFL seeks league-deciding powers

SPFL clubs could be asked for their permission to hand powers to the executive to call season 20/21 should Covic-19 force another shutdown, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun are claiming that the game’s executive is eager to get a “clear plan in place” should the game be halted early due to the ongoing uncertainty involving the coronavirus.

The Scottish Sun are claiming the SPFL is considering asking for permission to call the season should it be forced into shutdown by the coronavirus. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The report claims that this was a big talking point between SPFL clubs yesterday at a special meeting.

These proposals would allegedly hand out prizes and trigger relegations if over 50% of the season is completed before a prospective shutdown.

Whilst it is not clear from the report the appetite for this from the clubs themselves the game’s executive is drawing up contingencies should Scottish football be halted.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon fired a warning to Scottish football following a series of Covid guideline breaches from players at Aberdeen and Celtic.

Handing a “yellow card” to the nation’s game, the Scottish Government have made clear in no uncertain terms just how precarious the situation with Scottish football is.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already fired a warning shot across the bow of Scottish football. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The report also comes after the disastrous end of season voting debacle which called the SPFL season prematurely due to the Covid-19 shut down.

Rangers demanded an independent investigation into the SPFL and the suspension of Neil Doncaster after the botched vote which saw Dundee’s submission changed after mysteriously going missing.