Ally McCoist, manager of
Scottish side Glasgow Rangers, is "disgusted" by fans' threats
to a panel that imposed a year-long transfer embargo on the
debt-laden club but stood by his calls for the panel members to
McCoist said in a statement on Thursday that the threats
made against the Scottish FA's three-man panel, whose names were
revealed on the internet, damaged the club.
The SFA have said Strathclyde police were investigating
threats made to its members.
"I would not for one moment want anyone to interpret my
remarks as a signal to engage in any form of threatening
behaviour," McCoist said.
"Such activity disgusts me and anyone who engages in it does
Rangers Football Club nothing but harm. No Rangers supporter
should get themselves involved in it, not now nor at any time."
Rangers, who went into administration in February with debts
of nine million pounds in unpaid taxes, were
handed a 12-month transfer embargo on Tuesday and hit with a
160,000 poundsfine for various rule breaches.
Owner Craig Whyte has received a life-time ban from football
after being found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.
Administrators working to find a buyer for the club, who
have won 54 Scottish titles, criticised the transfer embargo
while McCoist on Tuesday called for those who made the decision
to be identified.
He maintained that stance on Thursday.
"I firmly believe that decisions of this magnitude should be
fully transparent and everyone should have confidence in the
system that has been created to deliver such a finding," McCoist
"When I called for full transparency on Tuesday I took the
view that the decision by the judicial panel should be subject
to proper scrutiny.
"It is unthinkable in any walk of life that such a
significant punishment would be meted out without full
Rangers have appealed against the transfer embargo, with
administrators Duff and Phelps saying the decision had hindered
efforts to save the club.
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