A number of Glasgow Rangers fans were fuming over comments made by SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster following the delivery of the arbitration verdict on the so-called ‘M8 Alliance’.
As per Daily Record, Hearts and Partick Thistle have failed in their attempts to get their respective points-per-game relegations from the prematurely-finished 2019/20 season overturned after their case was referred to the Scottish FA for an arbitration process which ruled that their relegations should stand.
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Shortly after that news was confirmed, Doncaster spoke out in favour of the verdict, saying that he was “absolutely delighted that our approach has been vindicated throughout”, with his quotes shared on Twitter by @ClydeSSB.
BREAKING: The SPFL respond to the arbitration ruling.
🗣 Neil Doncaster: “I am absolutely delighted that our approach has been vindicated throughout, following an intense period of legal scrutiny and review”. pic.twitter.com/cXTHi9PZzQ
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) July 27, 2020
Many ‘Gers fans have previously slammed the SPFL chief following the club’s recent run-ins with the governing body of Scottish football. The Ibrox club accused the SPFL of corruption following the resolution proposal vote which saw Dundee’s choice first not registered and subsequently being changed. The ‘Gers then compiled a 200-page dossier in an attempt to prove the SPFL’s wrongdoing and called for an independent investigation into the organisation, but that request was rejected.
These ‘Gers fans on Twitter unsurprisingly took umbrage with Doncaster’s words on the arbitration verdict, with one supporter describing the comments as “absolutely horrible”:
“I’m absolutely delighted” absolutely horrible. Teams have been unfairly relegated. ALOT of people are bound to lose jobs. But aye. He’s “delighted” an absolute shambles 😂 😂
— Liam J (@Liamj1Lj) July 27, 2020
Absolutely delighted shows the contempt this man had for the game . HE IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE. The spfl won’t move on unless he is removed.
— Brian Urquhart (@Brurfc1981) July 27, 2020
— Dave (@Nimsay1872) July 27, 2020
— John Campbell (@JohnCam63773737) July 27, 2020
For the head of the SPFL to act like a jubilant winner is disgusting.. he should show empathy in his statement towards these 2 teams but then again dont expect any different from him
— Alan Black (@alanbk1873) July 27, 2020
“Delighted “ hang your head in shame !!! … if you had nt made a laughing stock of scottish football the rush to end the leagues certainly achieved it
— Elaine Crawford (@elaincra) July 27, 2020
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