‘Scottish football is not in a mess’
Stewart Regan says Judicial Panel has been proven to be robust
SCOTTISH Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan does not believe their row with Rangers highlights holes in the governing body’s judicial system.
The new disciplinary system was implemented a year ago but Scottish football has endured a turbulent and traumatic time since then, with the Light Blues forced to call in the administrators.
Rangers are embroiled in a battle with the SFA over a 12-month transfer embargo imposed for bringing the game into disrepute.
The Glasgow giants overturned the ban in the Court of Session and the issue has been sent back to the SFA’s appeal process, which is set to comprise the same members as the original appeal panel.
Asked if there were holes in the SFA’s judicial system, Regan said: “No, I wouldn’t concede that at all.
“Categorically not. The Judicial Panel has been proven to be robust.
“We all know that when you get matters to a civil court, you are down to interpretation by different legal brains.
“That’s how convictions are overturned in a civil court because different legal brains have different interpretations.”
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