SPFL accused of lying over Rangers correspondence as timeline released
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SPFL accused of lying over Rangers correspondence as timeline released

The SPFL have been accused of lying about correspondence with Rangers over a Members Resolution which is an alternative to ending the season on average points this afternoon.

According to information released to Heart & Hand and Four Lads Had a Dream, Rangers have been in correspondence with the SPFL on the matter since 5:33pm on Wednesday evening.

What has followed has been a string of emails leading all the way up until 11:25pm last night in revelatory details which have resulted in the professional body being accused of “lying”.

The governing body responded to Rangers’ earlier statement claiming that the Ibrox club didn’t email their legal team the proposal until 10:18pm last night.

This was after Rangers criticised the length of time it took the SPFL to respond to their Members Resolution [Rangers] with an impending vote on the SPFL season taking place today.

The SPFL said:

“The clear and unequivocal legal advice received by the SPFL is that the resolution received from Rangers is ineffective in terms of company law.

“We have seen a statement from Rangers that they “sought comment from the SPFL Executive on several occasions yesterday, to ensure [their] resolution was deemed competent.

Rangers have bitten back against claims from the SPFL that the club only emailed them late last night. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“For the avoidance of doubt, only at 10.18pm yesterday did the SPFL’s lawyer receive an email from Rangers seeking advice on the content of their resolution, which was put before the SPFL Board first thing this morning.”

The professional body then proceeded to threaten – through a spokesperson – that voting down the proposal could cause “further weeks, and possibly months, of uncertainty and financial hardship for dozens of clubs which are desperately looking for a way to survive.”

This is what Rangers’ Members Resolution – which is a solution which appeases all clubs – is trying to help avoid.

In response, Rangers have told leading club influencers that any suggestion the club only got in contact over this matter at 10:18pm last night is “factually incorrect”.

All 42 SPFL member clubs are being asked to vote on concluding the league season with prize money being used as a carrot to entice members to vote in champions and relegations.

Rangers have previously described this as “abhorrent” with the deadline for member’s votes at 5pm this evening.

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