Rangers may be hammered for winning transfer appeal
SFA could enforce stricter punishment
THE SFA were due to meet today to decide whether to hammer Rangers for taking them to court.
The Ibrox club successfully challenged the national governing body’s decision to hit them with a 12-month transfer embargo.
A SFA judicial panel imposed the punishment for bringing the game into disrepute, mainly for the non-payment of taxes during the reign of owner Craig Whyte.
Rangers were infuriated by that decision and took their case to the Court of Session in Edinburgh, where the embargo was scrapped.
Lord Glennie backed their assertion that a SFA judicial panel had exceeded its powers in administering the ban on registering players.
He proposed the decision go back to the appeal tribunal that upheld the initial ruling, although there is a 21-day period where either side could challenge the court verdict.
Under the judge’s ruling, the only additional sanctions open to the SFA for a disrepute charge – after the maximum £100,000 fine – are ejection from the Scottish Cup, suspension or expulsion from football and termination of membership.
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