Richard Keys: Decision to demote Rangers was '˜extraordinary'

Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys believes the decision to have Rangers 'sent down' to the fourth tier of Scottish football was 'extraordinary'.
Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys. Picture: GettyFormer Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys. Picture: Getty
Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys. Picture: Getty

The 59-year-old, who currently works as a freelancer for Talksport and Al Jazeera among others, said he “didn’t understand” the decision made by Scottish clubs when Rangers suffered liquidation in 2012.

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The Talksport host made his comments when speaking with the Daily Record, where he also stated his belief Scottish football fans should “boycott” Sky Sports in order to force the company into paying more for SPFL TV rights.

He said: “Scottish football has made some extraordinary decisions domestically which I didn’t understand but which have had a very detrimental effect on the game. And you know what I’m referring to.

“All these years on still no one can tell me what Rangers were guilty of when they were sent down to the bottom tier.

“The expectation was they would be found guilty but my understanding is they were never convicted of any wrong-doing. But I guess that’s another matter entirely.”

Oldco Rangers were found guilty of breaching tax rules in 2015. An appeal by the company’s liquidators, BDO, has been heard by the Supreme Court.