Rangers icon Ally McCoist has told how he stormed out of a Hampden meeting in 2012 as the Scottish FA and “other characters” attempted to strip titles from the club.

McCoist, who was Gers manager at the time, insisted it was a “non-starter” and accused certain individuals of trying to “play to an audience.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 20: Ally McCoist, assistant manager of Rangers celebrate their victory over Celtic during the Co-operative Insurance Cup final between at Hampden Park on March 20, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Super called the whole thing “madness” and made a comparison with how Juventus were treated after actually being found guilty of cheating.

“I was at a meeting as Rangers manager involving the SFA and some other characters and the subject of title-stripping came up. I stood up and slammed my papers together,” McCoist said, as quoted by the Daily Record.


“There were about 14, 15 people at the meeting and I said, ‘Gentlemen, you’ll have to excuse me because from this moment on I’m taking absolutely no part in this madness’ and I walked out of the room.

“Not only was it a non-starter for me, it was people trying to play to an audience that should never have existed.

“I look back and I tell people, Juventus actually got caught blatantly cheating and they were put down one division for a year. Now I’m not asking people to make comparisons, I’m making a statement of fact.”

Ultimately, no titles were stripped from Rangers and it is in no small part down to McCoist.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 03: Ally McCoist coach of Rangers looks on during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on March 3, 2012 in Glasgow,Scotland.

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Chief executive at the time, Charles Green, appeared more than happy to make whatever concessions were necessary to make his life easier – ignoring the problems it would have caused between himself and the fans had he agreed to give up even a single trophy.

Maybe one day we’ll get the full story of everything that went on in the summer of 2012.

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