Craig Whyte ‘not a fit and proper person to hold a football position’, says SFA

THE Scottish Football Association have ruled that Rangers owner Craig Whyte is not “a fit and proper person” to run a football club following an independent inquiry into the stricken club.

Rangers also face a charge of bringing the game into disrepute on four counts, after the findings of the inquiry were heard at a special board meeting yesterday. The ruling on Whyte – who took over Sir David Murray’s majority shareholding last May – centres on revelations he was previously disqualified as a company director for seven years from 2000.

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After discussing the findings of the inquiry, which was chaired by Lord Nimmo Smith, SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said: “Principally, it is the belief of the board, taking into account the prima facie evidence presented, that Mr Craig Whyte is not considered to be a fit and proper person to hold a position within Association Football. ”

Responding to the SFA statement, a spokesman for Whyte said: “The SFA has indicated it will be writing to Mr Whyte within seven days.It would be premature to make any comment.”