Rangers SPL Titles Could Be Stripped says SPL Chief

May 27, 2012

Glasgow Rangers could face the unimaginable possibility of having their titles being stripped according to Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster.

The SPL are continuing its probe into the administration-hit club’s use of EBTs (Employee Benefit Trusts) and if players were paid outside of the contracts lodged with the authorities.

Doncaster has admitted that if the case goes against Rangers, the SPL has the option of withdrawing titles the club has won.

“In any disciplinary investigation we must go through a chain of events. The lawyers investigate and bring a report back to the Board,” Doncaster told Scottish newspaper The Daily Record.

“If they think there’s a case to answer, the Board must decide how to progress. They can hear it themselves, through a sub-committee or appoint an independent commission.

“If there’s a case which is prosecuted, there could be sanctions if proven. These are unlimited according to the rules.

“There are 18 different sanctions that can be applied by the SPL.”

When asked to clarify if one of those options was ‘withdraw or withholding of an award or title’, Doncaster confirmed: “That’s one of the rules.

“The nub of the issue is our rules say all payments to players must be made within an SPL contract.”

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