Rangers EBT Affair Will Not Force Out Scottish FA CEO, President
Scottish FA CEO Stewart Regan was adamant Saturday night that "there was no question" of himself or president Campbell Ogilvie being forced to quit over the governing body's handling of the Rangers EBT affair, according to Stewart Fisher of the HERALD SCOTLAND. Fresh criticism has been levelled at both men since Nimmo Smith's commission into Rangers fined the oldco £250,000 ($375,000) for "serious non-disclosure of contractual details, yet stopped short of stripping titles after concluding they gained no competitive advantage from the process." Regan sought to explain the process "whereby the potential docking of titles was aired in talks over the birth of the newco Ibrox club, and called for all parties to move on." Regan said, "My inbox over the past 12 months has been full of messages on the one hand saying that Rangers have been treated too harshly and on the other hand saying they hadn't been treated harshly enough. Now is a very good time for all parties to draw a line under all that has gone on in the last 12 months" (HERALD SCOTLAND, 3/3). In London, Ewan Murray wrote SPL Celtic Manager Neil Lennon has stressed the "guilt" of Rangers in relation to undisclosed payments between the years of '00 and '11. Lennon said: "They were found guilty. They were found guilty of £47M in non-disclosed payments, whether that gave them a competitive edge or not? The tribunal said it didn't but I've got my own views on that" (GUARDIAN, 3/1).