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SBD Global/August 16, 2012/International Football
SPL Seeks Scottish FA Clarification Over Rangers' Debt To Dundee Utd.
Published August 16, 2012
SUMMER OF UNCERTAINTY: The BBC's Chris McLaughlin reported that the SPL has "yet to distribute cash to its member clubs and is unsure when it will be in a position to do so." Clubs were due to receive money from sponsorship and broadcasting revenues at the start of this month but "have been told they will have to wait." The delay is being blamed "on cash flow problems resulting from the summer of uncertainty" over Rangers. The problem is "also affecting the Scottish Football League." It is due about £2M ($3.1M) from the SPL for their annual settlement agreement (BBC, 8/15).
GREEN VOWS TO FIGHT: The SCOTTISH SUN reported that Green claimed Scottish football authorities "have an agenda" against Rangers. Green made the accusation "during a rousing speech to supporters" outside Ibrox and warned Scottish football: "You won’t take the p*** out of Rangers!" Green vowed to "continue fighting the governing bodies regardless of the consequences." Green: "I’ll give you an example. This morning, I had a phone call from the SPL telling us we can’t put our old games on the website because we don’t own the archive rights." He added: “I think there is an agenda. There’s battles to be won" (SCOTTISH SUN, 8/15).