Rangers’ calls for a second investigation into conduct surrounding the SPFL vote to potentially call time on the Scottish Premiership season early are set to be thwarted, The Scottish Sun report.
The paper say the plans now look doomed to failure, with clubs uninterested in authorising the SPFL to spend a six-figure sum on lawyers in a time when Scottish football needs every last penny.
An SPFL source told the outlet: “Are clubs seriously going to approve the SPFL spending a six-figure sum on QC costs over in-fighting?
“When they are all so desperate for money?
“It’s unlikely clubs would vote for that.”
The SPFL tasked independent auditors Deloitte to look into the issue last week, with phone and e-mail records surrounding the late Dundee vote examined.
They found no wrongdoing but that didn’t stop Rangers releasing another furious statement demanding a second investigation and again claiming they had evidence from a whistleblower that shows SPFL misconduct.
Neil Lennon’s Celtic are currently 13 points clear at the top of the table and have stated on the record multiple times that the Celtic Park preference is to finish the season on the pitch.
However, 81% of clubs across Scotland have voted to end the Scottish Premiership on an average points basis if football cannot return this summer.
Rangers are not happy with that, of course, and have been on a crusade against the SPFL ever since the plans were mooted.
With no evidence presented though and this entire saga threatening to not only distract Scottish football but cost it more money, it appears that patience is running out with their mischief.
The game in Scotland needs to move on to more pressing matters, such as how clubs collectively protect themselves against the prospect of no crowds at matches until late 2020 or beyond.