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Elgin’s Graham Tatters fined over Rangers ticket fiasco

ELGIN City chairman Graham Tatters has been fined £1,000 by the Scottish Football Association following the Rangers ticket fiasco.

The Irn-Bru Third Division meeting between the two clubs, which was originally set to take place at Borough Briggs on 25 November, was postponed after Elgin sold too many tickets for the match.

Tatters was subsequently charged with breaching a disciplinary rule for “not acting in the best interests of Association Football by knowingly distributing tickets... in excess of the maximum capacity of the ground at which the match was scheduled to be played”.

He admitted the rule breach yesterday at a disciplinary hearing, where a £5,000 fine was imposed, with £1,000 payable within 30 days and £4,000 suspended for the rest of the season.

Elgin have already been fined £25,000 by the Scottish Football League for the blunder.

The rearranged fixture takes place on Saturday and, speaking before the hearing, Rangers manager Ally McCoist said: “It’s fish-and-chip paper as far as I’m concerned now.

“We have played them since and we want to move on and we certainly will move on. I would expect the SFA to look at it and take it for what it’s worth and it looks nothing more than a genuine mistake to me.”

 

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