THE Scottish FA are reviewing Gary Hughes' position on the Hampden board after Rangers chairman Dave King called for him to be suspended.

Hughes is alleged to have referred to Rangers supporters as 'the great unwashed' in a magazine interview in 2006.

Hughes was CEO of publishing firm CMPI when he spoke to trade magazine, The Publican, and is quoted as saying: “The next best thing to being at Celtic Park (only the great unwashed venture South to Ibrox) is watching the game, pint of Tennents in hand along with some like-minded souls.”

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On Thursday, King urged the SFA to hold an investigation into Hughes, who was appointed as a non-executive director in April 2015.

He said: "I can confirm receipt of information, which would appear to be credible and which merits immediate and thorough independent investigation. Mr Hughes should be suspended pending this investigation.

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"I also believe steps must be taken to ascertain whether any other SFA individuals were aware of what Mr Hughes said about Rangers supporters before he was appointed a non-executive director of the governing body in 2015. It is important to discover if there has been a breach of the SFA’s duties and responsibilities to all clubs."