Glasgow Rangers barred from playing in Scottish Premier League
Scottish Premier league clubs have voted against allowing Glasgow Rangers to maintain their top flight status. Glasgow needed an 8 to 4 majority to remain in the SPL but with most clubs voting against the application, the most decorated club in British football will be playing in Scotland's third division from next season. The decision, which comes after five hours of discussion at Hampden Park spells an uncertain future for Rangers. The clubs precarious financial position and near bankruptcy means a fire sale of first team players will almost certainly follow, which will surely raise questions over the clubs capacity to field a competitive 11. Buy Scottish Premier League tickets, English Premier League tickets, and Bundesliga tickets, securely online now!!!
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Rangers, who along with bitter rivals Celtic, have won every league title since 1985 will also be a miss to the league itself. With estimates of a £16 million loss in revenue to the Scottish game, one must wonder whether the decision benefits the SPL as a whole. It is difficult to say what the future holds for Rangers, but what is certain is that the Glasgow side will start next season outside the Scottish top flight for the first time in the clubs long and illustrious history.