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EX-IBROX CHIEF’S ADMISSION

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FORMER Ibrox chief Gordon Smith insists his old club are acting out of self-interest in the midst of the SPFL vote turmoil.

The Govan outfit have called for an investigation into the voting process after claiming to have received evidence of apparent issues with the ballot.

They also also called for the immediate suspension of SPFL chief Neil Doncaster and the body’s legal adviser Rod McKenzie.

And the club are adamant they will not be “bullied into silence” by Hampden hierarchy as the controversial rages on into a new week after Friday’s vote fiasco that left Championship side Dundee holding the balance of power in the Scottish game.

Smith was Director of Football at Ibrox from June 2011 until February 2012 before the club entered administration. He also had a spell as chief exective of the SFA from June 2007 until he quit in April 2010.

The ex-Kilmarnock, Rangers and Brighton forward firmly believes his former club are just looking after themselves.

Smith told Weekend Sports Breakfast: “It’s basically for themselves more than anything else at the moment.

“Most things I found out when I was working at the SFA is every club has a lot of self-interest.

“Most of the clubs will vote for whatever suits themselves rather than what suits the game in general.

“I think Rangers will be looking at the whole situation for themselves.”

Stewart Robertson, the Govan side’s managing director, reportedly “rounded on fellow-SPFL board members” over the Ibrox sides failed members’ resolution.

Tensions were running high between the club and game’s bosses when an alternative resolution they proposed was deemed not to be competent by the league’s lawyers.

 
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