The Ibrox club teamed up with Hearts and Stranraer to force an extraordinary general meeting of the 42 SPFL clubs – and has promised to share an overwhelming record of evidence against the prosecution on the sixth floor of Hampden before the May 12 showdown.
But Sport Record has learned that the plan to organize an explosive EGM may now collapse if enough clubs choose to reject it by posting proxy votes ahead of schedule.
In addition, we can reveal the controversial FBCL emergency measures to quickly end the high flying season by crowning the Celtic champions could still be implemented legally and technically before that date – regardless of the call for a investigate its circumstances.
Scottish football crisis
Although a source told us, “The two problems are completely independent. On this legal basis, it is entirely possible that a decision could be made to end the season before the AGE on May 12.
“But, given the fury of it all, it seems unlikely that the FBCL would want to go down that road. The first objective here will be to collect the votes either on May 12 or those sent by proxy. “
These votes could start falling into the SPFL’s inbox from Wednesday morning and the Rangers’ requisition – which requires a far-reaching investigation into the conduct of the league’s board of directors during the coronavirus crisis – has need the support of 75% of scottish clubs so that it can be stamped and driven through.
But it does mean that the need for an EGM could be effectively null and void if only four top flight clubs send in advance proxy votes that do not support the Ibrox proposal.
Likewise, requests could be rejected by a block of just three championship clubs – or a group of six members from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
A source said, “The board of directors of the FBCL approved the request for an EGM on May 12, but that does not prevent clubs from voting by proxy.
“The feeling is that the Rangers have to work hard to get the required number of clubs on their side. If the numbers against them start to accumulate by proxy, it could all be reduced to a wet squib, which the SPFL card hopes. “
Stranraer insists that they remain committed to getting to the bottom of the story and President Iain Dougan said, “We are not involved in this as a witch hunt against a person.
“We just want clarity and understanding of the thinking process on the vote, how quickly the resolution was published to finish the lower leagues and why it was the only alternative. “