Glasgow Rangers and the other 41 clubs in Scotland’s top-four divisions may soon be about to receive a huge windfall following recent developments.
Over the last couple of days, it has emerged that businessman James Anderson has made an offer to the SPFL in terms of investment, reportedly without any strings attached, and the governing body have confirmed that the talks between the two parties have been positive. Anderson was brought to the table by Ann Budge, the owner of Hearts, who were recently relegated to the Championship.
In an article from The Daily Record, in which they detail the offer, they say that Sky Sports would have needed to be paid as much as £5.5m after the season was not completed, but they are now in discussions to significantly reduce that sum.
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The Gers fans, though, are far from happy with that, and have taken aim at SPFL chief Neil Doncaster over the claims – one fan even called it “gross negligence”. It is perhaps understandable as to why Gers fans are critical of the SPFL, given their recent run-in with the governing body.
They have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
And to think Scottish football clubs had an opportunity to have an independent investigation into how the governing body was a shambles at best, and corrupt at worse and decided against an investigation. How they must be regretting that now.
— leslie sinclair 🍊 (@lesliesinclair5) June 2, 2020
SKY deal negotiations@spfl
will pay 1.5 back over 5 years
SKY will have the sponsorship deal with no payment to @spfl for being so
Owe BT 5 million
SPFL prize pot drastically reduced
Gross negligence from Doncaster
Doncaster remains……. pic.twitter.com/j5lourU4Sh
— Joe Black (@joe_black1509) June 2, 2020
Absolute shambles, scottish football will no longer exist if these muppets in charge keep getting there way. So who is coughing up all this money to sky and bt ? The clubs ? Who are already on the brink of extinction.
— Snadz 1690 (@Snadz3) June 2, 2020
Not fit for purpose
— william fraser (@william04048631) June 2, 2020
— gavin (@gavin77100428) June 2, 2020
To put these figures into context, the Swedish Allsvenskan – a league with a lower coefficient than the Scottish Prem – has a sponsorship deal with Unibet worth $200m over 12 years. In 7 years Doncaster has brought in roughly £9m in sponsorship and is now handing it out for free.
— Zimmerman (@zimmerman_72) June 2, 2020
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