The SPFL has asked its members to move forward in a “constructive and positive way” after it confirmed Dundee has changed its vote on league-ending proposals to Yes.

This comes after days of scandal surrounding the Dundee vote which leaked WhatsApp chats and eventually ICT CEO Scot Gardiner confirmed was originally going to be No [BBC Sportsound].

Dundee themselves admitted they intended to vote No but claim what they “achieved in our pause” has changed their hand [Dundee].

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Dundee find themselves at the heart of the vote which many fans, clubs and journalists are viewing as corrupt. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

This would suggest that the proposal first voted on by all member clubs has been altered in some way to suit the needs of Dundee in order to get their vote over the line.

The SPFL have now ratified the results – after originally releasing the details of the incomplete vote early to put undue pressure on Dundee – describing their proposals as “the only realistic way forward.”

“Firstly, I want to pass on my warmest congratulations to all three clubs on their successful campaigns,” said SPFL chair Murdoch MacLennan [SPFL].

“This was a highly unusual end to the season, to say the least, and not the one any of us would have preferred, but all three deserve enormous credit for their performances over the course of the season.

“With the turmoil and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, there was always going to be a highly-charged and passionate debate about how we secure the future of Scottish football.

“It is no exaggeration to say that this was an existential matter for Scottish clubs, with many of them telling us they were at real risk of going under unless the situation was resolved very quickly, so I’m pleased that the game has moved decisively.

“Whilst more than 80% of clubs agreed with the directors’ written resolution, it’s clear that others were strongly opposed.

Under fire SPFL chair Murdoch MacLennan claims the SPFL’s proposals are “the only realistic way forward” (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

“There has been talk of voiding the season, making emergency loans and so on, but what has been agreed today is not just the best way forward, it was the only realistic way forward and I now call on all 42 clubs to move forward in a constructive and positive way.”

The proposals will see the current leaders of the Championship, League One and League Two crowned champions, whilst the sides occupying relegation spots will be demoted unless league reconstruction takes place.

Celtic will be crowned champions of the Ladbrokes Premiership should the season be called by UEFA. Hearts will be relegated.

Partick Thistle claim that Dundee’s change of heart is in opposition to the SPFL’s own articles, which the Firhill club claims no side can change their vote on a resolution [PTFC].

Rangers remain furious at the SPFL and claim they have evidence of corruption from a whistleblower which they want to hand over to an independent investigation.

Rangers claim to have obtained evidence worthy of the suspension of SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

On top of this, they are calling for the immediate suspension of SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and legal advisor Rod McKenzie [Rangers].

Hearts appear to have been sweetened via the carrot of league reconstruction, with chair Ann Budge heading a special reconstruction task force.

There is absolutely no suggestion league reconstruction is a guarantee with an 11-1 vote required in the Scottish Premiership to make it happen.

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