Rangers fans have been reacting to the comments of former Hibs striker Tam McManus who claimed that the Ibrox club as “embarrassing” for fighting their corner in the SPFL proposals debate.
The outspoken pundit also brought the global pandemic into his argument claiming Rangers should “let it go” insisting there are “more important things to be worrying about”.
Naturally, this has goaded Rangers fans who believe they have as much right as anyone else to be heard on the SPFL proposals which would hand Celtic the title.
Think it’s maybe time for Rangers to let it go regarding this. Little bit embarrassing now. I don’t get why they are so upset as let’s be honest their season was finished before the virus struck. More important things to be worrying about at the moment. For everyone. https://t.co/J0W0LsfAUf
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) April 10, 2020
Rangers complained about the SPFL’s handling of their Members Resolution, which they feel could have been better supported by the professional body [Rangers].
The Ibrox side wanted to draft an alternative resolution which would see prize money handed out to struggling clubs without calling relegations or promotions.
Similar initiatives are set to be launched in the English Premier League and this is a solution which appeases all member clubs for the time being.
But after playing down the legal competency of the document, the SPFL pushed on with a vote on the resolution of the season.
After setting an initial deadline of 5pm, it was not made clear that clubs had 28 days to decide how they would vote on the proposals.
The league season now hangs in the balance with Dundee said to be the side holding the deciding vote.
The hurried nature of the vote could’ve been avoided with this information and Rangers could’ve had more time to develop a suitable and legally solid Members Resolution.
Rangers have every right to fight their own corner in this debate and the club’s supporters haven’t been slow in letting Tam McManus know it:
Aye, right enough Tam. Wanting to distribute funds to clubs in dire need is embarrassing isn't it. Much better to use the promise of prize money to railroad your proposal through. 🤦♂️🙄
— Zimmerman (@zimmerman_72) April 10, 2020
Tam, not sure if you’ve actually read the proposal but it wasn’t to make the league null and void. It was to realise valuable funds to member clubs to allow more time for an outcome to be determined
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) April 10, 2020
— Craig🇬🇧🇳🇱 (@C1872) April 10, 2020
2 words Tam – Sporting Integrity.
Seasons most likely done yes, but then again, it’s not.
— Jono (@TheBoldJohnno) April 10, 2020
— 𝙏𝙤𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙚🇬🇧 (@rockthekasbah88) April 11, 2020
Its embarrassing thinking you can give a title that hasn't been won irrespective to how your competitor is doing at said time. The reason we all love football is the unexpected happens. Did you fancy liverpool at 3-0 down halftime in champs league final should it have just 1 of 3
— Stuartb83 (@stuartb83) April 10, 2020
Oh dear tam. More important things to be worrying about – correct, so why the rush to end the season tonight rather than wait longer to see what can happen? Give clubs prize money now and wait and see. More important things to be worrying about than handing out pieces of silver.
— Gee (@KingOfIbrox) April 10, 2020
Did someone phone him up and ask for his opinion ? pic.twitter.com/q0C5INpm68
— RyanClarkKent 1872 💎 (@1872Rck) April 10, 2020