Rangers “raised” a question on the SPFL’s relationship with the Scottish Government with some SPFL clubs left “unhappy” by the format of a recent meeting.

That’s according to STV journalist Raman Bhardwaj, who claims that Rangers asked the SPFL to consider their relationship with the governing body against that of the Scottish Rugby Union.

The journalist also revealed that some clubs – namely Partick Thistle – raised issues with the dispensation of an essential bail-out package to the nation’s clubs.

The Scottish Government have previously announced a £20m loan-based bail-out package which is intended to allow member clubs to survive the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Bhardwaj, Partick have expressed unhappiness over the seemingly gargantuan difference in funding dispensation between Championship and League One clubs.


At present Championship clubs will receive £500k whilst those in the division below receive less than three times that amount with £150k handed out third-tier sides.

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League One Falkirk have also come out firing with a stinging statement which demands a drastic change in the governance of the nation’s game [Falkirk].

As well as this, Bhardwaj claims that some there is a disagreement between the SPFL and some clubs with some unhappy over how questions were submitted but the league claiming they were answered “comprehensively”.

The pressure is continuing to mount behind the executive with Scottish lower league football cancelled for the next three weeks and questions over their role in Celtic’s failed Dubai trip persisting.

Rangers fans have also raised the question of one of the SPFL’s major players who has been posted missing throughout this latest crisis.

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