S
SEARCH
M
SM
Thursday, April 2
Collect News Data
/esi/1339/6_A_51_390198_0/index.html?art_id=390198&ESI

Rangers call for SFA disciplinary reform after appealing £15,000 fines

:Headline: Rangers call for SFA disciplinary reform after appealing £15,000 fines:
Incidents at Celtic and Hibernian have landed Rangers with fines totalling £15,000 - with £5,000 suspended until the end of the season.

Stewart Robertson says Rangers are leading the charge to change Scottish football's "flawed" disciplinary system.

The Light Blues managing director made the claims after confirming Rangers will appeal against fines issued over separate incidents against Celtic and Hibernian.

Robertson revealed he has been engaged in behind-the-scene attempts to force an overhaul after accusing the Scottish Football Association's independent judicial panel of denying Rangers "natural justice".

Rangers were charged after Ryan Kent made an apparent gun gesture when scoring the opener in his side's 2-1 derby win at Parkhead on December 29, while Alfredo Morelos attracted controversy when he drew his hand across his throat as he walked off following a stoppage-time red card.

This resulted in a £7,000 fine – with a further £3,000 suspended – before they were also cited over another flashpoint at Hibernian on December 20.

The Rangers bench clashed with home coaching staff during another stormy affair and both incidents have now landed Rangers with fines totalling £15,000 – with £5,000 suspended until the end of the season.

But Rangers are unhappy with the ruling and Robertson insists they will not let the matter lie. He told RangersTV: "We're extremely disappointed. We're going to appeal it.

"We have been disappointed for quite some time in the way that the disciplinary process is working. We've been quite vocal in that.

"There's also been a lot of lobbying going on in the background for changes and it's good to see other clubs are joining in that lobbying campaign at the moment.

"There will be more to come out on that in due course but we will be appealing the fine.

"We're extremely disappointed in the fact it's almost a double jeopardy. The player can be punished but the club can also be punished. That's just not right.

"The basic rule that applies, or has been applied in this situation, we don't feel is fair. There is no natural justice to that.

"But beyond that we feel there are still severe flaws within the judicial process and we are in active discussion with the SFA to address that.

"A lot of that will go on behind the scenes. I know the fans are maybe frustrated that they don't always see what we are doing or hear what we are doing, but they can be assured that there is a lot of lobbying going on behind the scenes to change that."

Rangers previously claimed Morelos had made a "gesture used commonly throughout South America to indicate quite simply that something – in this case, the match – is finished".

But that did not wash with the SFA independent disciplinary panel, who fined the Light Blues chiefs an immediate £7,000 – with another £3,000 payable if there is a repeat offence in the final three-and-a-half months of the current campaign – after ruling they had breached disciplinary rule 204.

The scenes at Easter Road earned the club another immediate £3,000 fine, with a further £2,000 suspended until the end of the season.

Gerrard's bench exploded with rage as Hiberian defender Ryan Porteous was sent off for a wild lunge on Borna Barisic, ending in an ugly spat with the home bench.

Rangers coach Tom Culshaw has already been handed a two-game ban – one suspended – while Jack Ross' number two John Potter was issued with a censure after both were sent to the stands following the touchline melee.

body check tags ::
amp_article_390198 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-02-19 19:48:16:
html db last update - 2020-03-28 17:02:42 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Stewart Robertson

Click here for more stories about Rangers

Share this article now:
Show comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Steven Gerrard readies Rangers for VAR experience as technology comes to Ibrox
Germany eye up Jurgen Klopp as new manager?
Barcelona planning Neymar, Griezmann swap?
Rangers fans issue vote of thanks to departing chairman Dave King
Scottish Premiership Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic30262289197080
2RangersRangers29214464194567
3Motherwell30144124138346
4Aberdeen3012994036445
5Livingston30109114139239
6Hibernian30910114249-737
7St Johnstone2981292846-1836
8Kilmarnock3096153141-1033
9St Mirren3078152441-1729
10Ross County3078152960-3129
11Hamilton AcademicalHamilton3069153050-2027
12Hearts30411153152-2123
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.