Rangers snub EBT inquiry and threaten legal defence
Rangers last night accused the Scottish Premier League of "breathtaking hypocrisy" as the Ibrox club announced their refusal to co-operate with that organisation's inquiry into alleged illegal payments before they entered liquidation and reformed in the third division.
Rangers last night accused the Scottish Premier League of \"breathtaking hypocrisy\" as the Ibrox club announced their refusal to co-operate with that organisation's inquiry into alleged illegal payments before they entered liquidation and reformed in the third division.
Charles Green issued a lengthy statement
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Should that investigation result in a move to strip the club of titles won in its previous era, Charles Green, the chief executive of Rangers, said his club would consider legal action.
In a lengthy and aggressive statement, Green claimed the SPL had no authority over his club since its members voted against allowing them to start life in the top division after the purchase of the assets of the old company. Green, who said this course of action received unanimous support from his board and Ally McCoist, the manager of Rangers, also questioned the independence of the panel appointed by the SPL to examine Rangers' use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) between 2000 and 2011, chaired by Lord Nimmo Smith. The commission is due to hold procedural hearings this week.
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