Rangers' appeal against the
sanctions imposed by the Scottish Football Association (SFA)
will be heard next Wednesday, with the names of the panel
members made public following consultation with the police.
The Glasgow club, who are in administration, were fined
160,000 pounds and given a 12-month transfer embargo
by an SFA judicial panel last month after being found guilty of
five charges in relation to their financial affairs and the
appointment of Craig Whyte as chairman.
The appeal panel will be chaired by Lord Carloway, who has
been a judge since 2000. The three members of the original
judicial panel which handed out the punishment and SFA officials
received security advice from police following threats of
violence against them.
In a statement on Friday the SFA said: "In light of the
subsequent leaking of the identities of the three panel members
from the original tribunal, and given the exceptional
circumstances of the appeal, it has been agreed that we will
identify the members of the appellate tribunal in advance of the
"This decision has been taken with the approval of the
individuals involved and after consultation with the relevant
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