Rangers offer to pay for independent investigation into SPFL

Cost should never be a barrier to proper governance, says Douglas Park

Rangers chairman Douglas Park. Picture: SNS

Rangers chairman Douglas Park says the Ibrox club would be willing to cover the costs of an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the ballot to curtail the season.

An EGM of the 42 SPFL clubs on Tuesday will decide whether to sanction such an investigation, with the governing body urging members – 75 per cent of whom are required to approve the resolution for it to pass – to vote against, in part because of costs that would be incurred.

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Park said: “Cost should never be a barrier to proper governance. If our resolution is passed we will be willing to fund an independent investigation covering the scope outlined in our resolution.”

Park insisted that Rangers’ fight against the SPFL will not end in the event of the resolution being rejected, stating: “This episode is far from finished.

“Rangers will have no hesitation in the future in shining a light on poor corporate governance. I’d like to think the SPFL might recognise its failings and accept that an independent investigation is necessary.

“It is not too late for them to do so consensually and start to build a better future for Scottish football.”


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