Former Rangers director Donald Findlay criticises club over SPFL complaints


Donald Findlay resigned as an Ibrox director in 1999.

Former Rangers director Donald Findlay has actually criticised the Ibrox club for the way they have actually approached their grievance against the Scottish Expert Football League.

The QC and Cowdenbeath chairman declares it is not the way “Rangers used to behave.”

Rangers have actually initiated an SPFL general conference in a quote to release an independent query over the vote to end the season however have actually at first declined to hand over proof they declared was “alarming”.

Findlay, who resigned as an Ibrox director in 1999, informed BBC Scotland’s The 9 program: “I’m dissatisfied in the way that Rangers have actually approached this.

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” If they have proof to back up what they state, and I presume that they should or they would not make these remarks, then let’s see the proof. Why is it being held back? Put it out there and everybody in the game can form a view.

” Now we have a conference and this is using up time needlessly. Rangers needs to get this out there and after that we can move forward.

” I’m dissatisfied with the way they have actually made claims and not produced proof. I do not think that was the way Rangers utilized to act.

” I think you need to be honest. Why rest on your hands? Why hang on to it? Why not let everybody see it?

“I don’t think they have dealt with this in a very balanced way. I’m disappointed in the people at Rangers at the moment.”

Donald Findlay is not pleased with Rangers (John Linton/PA)

Findlay, whose club backed the SPFL resolution, feels Rangers will not get the votes they need.

“There has been a lot of noise from limited quarters,” he stated. “I do not think the criticism remains in any way prevalent throughout the game offered the variety of clubs that voted as they did.

“I have no complaints with the way the authorities handled it. Certainly nobody tried to bully or coerce me. I would like to see them try, but nobody did.”

Findlay feels Scottish football has far more pushing issues in the middle of worries for a variety of clubs’ futures.

“I think there’s a very real risk that a number of clubs will struggle to stay afloat,” he stated. “There’s a possibility, having actually spoken with other club chairmen, that we are worried some clubs won’ t be here in 6 months’ time.

” It’s going to be very challenging due to the fact that we have actually had no earnings for a while, there is no possibility of any earnings being available in and we depend upon that.

” And when we ultimately get back to paying football, who understands what the position with regional business and regional individuals, whether they will have the ability to and even thinking about sponsoring the club and match- day hospitality.

” I actually do not see us playing football well into the later phases of this year.

” I actually am honestly horrified at the idea of playing games behind closed doors. You do not do that for the game, you do not do that for fans, you do that formoney There’s got to be more to the game than simply money.

” Are we really going to remove first- aiders and ambulance personnel from the work they are doing to combat this pandemic in order to sit while football matches are played behind closed doors?

” And if we are going to let crowds in, how will the transportation cope, how are we going to enable social-distancing?

“Come on, it’s a long time until we will be playing football as we know it.”

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