Aribo’s Rangers want SPFL chief axed over controversial vote

first_img Loading… Joe Aribo’s Rangers have demanded SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster be suspended over the controversial vote about how to end the season amid the coronavirus crisis.Advertisement A decision on the Scottish Premiership would be taken at a later date if the first proposal was passed.The Premiership and clubs in League One and Two have backed the plan with the required 75 per cent of the vote but it now rests on one Championship club, with seven having voted for it and two against.However, Rangers, second in the Premiership behind leaders Celtic, say a whistleblower has provided them with allegations that the vote on how to end the Scottish Championship, League One and League Two was not carried out fairly.“We have been presented with evidence via a whistleblower that raises serious concerns surrounding the SPFL’s processes relating to its stewardship of the voting on the resolution presented to member clubs,” a Rangers statement said on Saturday.“Rangers’ Interim Chairman, Douglas Park, attempted to discuss this evidence with SPFL chief executive, Neil Doncaster, who initially refused to do so. The SPFL followed up that call with an e-mail, which we believe was a thinly disguised attempt to silence legitimate concerns.“Rangers will not be bullied into silence. We believe it is in the interests of all Scottish clubs and supporters that the evidence, which is alarming, be addressed as quickly as possible.”Rangers’ protest comes after the SPFL rejected their proposal to pay prize money early to help ease the damaging financial effects of the virus lockdown.“The lack of leadership and responsibility from the SPFL as a members’ organisation has shocked me,” Park said.“If ever there was a time for complete openness and transparency, it is now. Crucial decisions are being made on the issues of promotion and relegation behind closed doors and without proper time for consideration or debate.“The farcical conduct of this affair seems to me to bring the corporate governance and business operations of the SPFL into sharp focus. It is an example of an undemocratic culture, which has existed within the SPFL for far too long.“We call for the suspension of the SPFL’s chief executive Neil Doncaster and its legal adviser, Rod McKenzie, while an independent investigation is conducted.”SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan responded by insisting he was concerned about Rangers’ allegations and has called on them to show him the evidence.Rangers are embroiled in a row with Scottish football chiefsRead Also: Nigerian among football stars stranded in world’s most militarised regions“It is extremely concerning that Rangers have chosen to make a number of very serious allegations against the SPFL, its corporate governance, its culture, its office-bearers and its business operations,” MacLennan said in a statement.“In the often-heated atmosphere of Scottish football, rumour and misinformation can very quickly reach fever-point.“However, allegations of a lack of even-handedness and fair play go to the very integrity of the league and I would expect Rangers interim chairman Douglas Park to present compelling evidence to back up his claims, or to withdraw them.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Scottish Professional Football League on Wednesday submitted a resolution that said the three lower leagues would finish in the positions they stood at when play was halted because of the pandemic in March. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A Role5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

DOH: ‘No confirmed’ cases of new coronavirus in PH

first_imgThis amid monitoring of a 36-year-oldmale who arrived in Tacloban City from Wuhan, while a 5-year-old boy in Cebuwho came from the central Chinese city remains to be a probable case, accordingto Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo. MANILA – The Philippines does not have aconfirmed case of the new coronavirus, the Department of Health (DOH) saidFriday. “Walapang lumalabas na case ng novelcoronavirus (nCoV) 2019. Categorically we have no confirmed 2019 nCoV in thePhilippines,” Domingo told reporters. A child from Nanjing, China who also arrived in Aklan with fever, meanwhile, is under observation, according to the province’s health officer. The Philippines has since halted flightsto and from Wuhan, home to 11 million people, and implemented tighter screeningfor fever and flu symptoms. (ABS-CBN News) Health officials earlier cleared from the illness 3 Chinese tourists with influenza-like symptoms who arrived at the Kalibo International Airport.center_img A flight attendant at the airport also placed herself in “self-quarantine” after exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus. Passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 pass in front of a thermal imaging machine used to look for possible signs of illness on January 23, 2020, as the country raises the alert to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China. ABS-CBN NEWS The Bureau of Immigration also trackeddown 4 Chinese tourists who arrived in Manila following exposure to a man whotested positive for the new coronavirus. The child in Cebu had tested positive for a non-specific coronavirus, prompting authorities to send his specimen to Australia to identify which strain he carried. Results are expected to be released by Tuesday, Domingo said.last_img read more