It’s a well established fact that oldco Rangers financially doped Scottish football via dodgy tax scams which in the end killed them.
After the events of 2012 you would have thought that financial Fair Play would be uppermost in the minds of football authorities in Scotland ?
Sadly that does not seem to be the case.
The Authorities seem quite happy to sit back and let newco financially dope Scottish football again, this time through running up large debts paying and signing players they otherwise could not afford.
This clearly gives them an unfair advantage over all other SPFL clubs except Celtic. All these other clubs are living within their means. There are also big clubs like Hibs and Dundee Utd in the Championship.
I’m sure that some people may accuse Celtic of financially doping the league, but that would be missing the point of Financial Fair Play. Celtic paid over £4m for Scott Sinclair but it was over £4m of Celtic’s own money. Not supported by debt.
The single biggest question Scottish football fans should be asking the authorities is : What are you going to do to protect Scottish clubs who adhere to the rules ?
This question was raised on Twitter by @Barcabhoy today.
It’s time for some real transparency from the authorities on how Financial Fair Play is monitored and governed.
Scottish football should be run for the benefit of all clubs and not just one. At present newco have not contributed anything positive to the SPFL. It’s time for clubs living within their means to be protected from this rogue club.