Rangers and Celtic are leading a revolt against the Scottish FA’s flawed disciplinary system, according to a report, as Scottish Premiership sides look to force change at Hampden.

According to the Daily Mail, Premiership sides have invited Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell to a meeting as they push for a change to the Compliance Officer system.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Steve Clarke is seen with Scottish FA Chief Executive Ian Maxwell after being unveiled as the new Scotland National Team head coach at Hampden Park on May 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Both sides of the Old Firm have issued statements recently criticising the process and, according to the report, clubs have a “growing concern that the application of SFA judicial protocols lacks clarity or consistency.”

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Rangers were most recently cited for incidents in games against Hibs and Celtic which had taken place several weeks earlier and said they were “astounded” by the timing of the charges.


The Light Blues insisted they were being held “to a different and more stringent code of conduct than that applied to others, with unprecedented charges being levied” against them, in a statement released last month.

The Gers promised further comment was forthcoming but have since remained silent on the topic, despite further controversial decisions going against the club since the winter break.


20th January 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Mid season football friendly, Rangers versus Helsinki; Rangers Managing Director Stewart Robertson arrives for today's friendly match

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There was also the row which erupted after it emerged Alfredo Morelos had picked up a third yellow card after the final whistle of December’s Old Firm win – with news only coming out 19 days after the fact.

Whether there is any change to how the SFA handles further disciplinary issues is anyone’s guess but something needs to be done before it descends even into an even greater farce.

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