Rangers administrators have today gone to the Court of Session in an attempt to overturn the recent disciplinary action imposed on the club by the SFA. Paul Clark said:
“The Club started proceedings at the Court of Session today in an attempt to challenge the imposition by an SFA Judicial Panel of a player signing embargo.
“The process will continue at the court on Tuesday and it is the Club’s position that the Judicial Panel did not have the powers to impose such a sanction.
“The Club and the administrators are grateful for the support of the Rangers Fighting Fund on this matter.”
It is prohibited by Fifa for a club to take its association to the civil courts. Fifa rules dictate that the national association must expel any club which takes this action. In December last year the international body threatened to expel the Swiss FA from world football unless it set a deadline to expel Sion after the club took action in its local civil court.
This action can surely only be to provoke the SFA into bringing this sorry saga to an end by kicking them out of the game before Duff and Phelps are forced to padlock the doors due to their own failures.
Unfortunately, President What-school-did-you-go-to is still in residence at the SFA, so it’s unlikely that we will see any clear action from Hampden to calm supporters of other clubs or the Scotland national team.