As Scottish football undergoes a period of intense scrutiny, Rangers fans are asking where SPFL chief exec Neil Doncaster is.
The Gers infamously called for Doncaster’s suspension in pre-season amid the end-of-season voting debacle and since then the out-of-touch chief has scarcely been seen.
In the middle of a crisis – and requiring leadership after Celtic’s disastrous trip to Dubai – any ordinary members’ association would look to its chief executive to steer the ship.
But Doncaster remains in the shadows at Hampden and despite his lucrative salary which touches the bones of £400k per year [Herald], the SPFL boss is nowhere to be seen.
It’s the latest in a long line of calamities in the governance of the Scottish game, a governance which Rangers pushed to upheave in the summer.
Murmurs of discontent have once again been levelled towards the organisation with Falkirk having enough and demanding change at the top of the nation’s game.
Seriously under threat of an overhaul – and in-turn potentially losing his job – Doncaster has an opportunity to display fit and proper leadership.
But once again the chief executive has come up short and Rangers fans have been left asking where the overpaid exec is amid the crisis:
Where is Neil Doncaster? @spfl
— GordyA🇬🇧🏴🏇 (@Gordygfl) January 13, 2021
Where is Doncaster?
— G. (@bluegoodfellow) January 11, 2021
When was the last time you heard from Doncaster? Here he is at the start of the season stressing how little time we have to rearrange fixtures this season. Celtic with 4 in hand have played just 5 games in their last 28 days. Where's the urgency? https://t.co/8rbQagUHsY
— Borna Bassey (@CaptainJTav2) January 10, 2021
Has anyone found Neil Doncaster wonder if he has been playing hide n seek
— BazzaBarisic (@creanstar) January 14, 2021
Can we impeach Neil Doncaster?
— colin rodger (@cgrodger) January 14, 2021
@PeterMurrell @PermSecScot @ScotGovFM Peter Lawell & Neil Doncaster are all top of their particular field. Recent times show that being in those positions & the huge salaries that go with it, seem to remove the ability to act with any compassion or humility
Self serving agendas
— David Melville (@davidmelville8) January 14, 2021
How can any club trust that fraudster Neil Doncaster and the inept @spfl
— D4Stevie 🇬🇧 (@D4Stevie) January 13, 2021
IMPEACH NEIL DONCASTER
— Nathan (@NewcoNate) January 13, 2021
So Rod petrie also agreed to the trip along with Ian maxwell, Neil Doncaster and a cheif medical advisor. All should resign.
— 👀 (@SGlasgow91) January 12, 2021
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has since “apologised” for the Dubai trip but still struggled to take any real responsibility for the situation.
Rangers fans also railed against the suggestion that Celtic have been affected by the pandemic more than any other club.