Rangers have issued a statement claiming that they are astounded by the charges that were brought against them by the SFA yesterday.
The Gers were hit with two charges for failing to control their players and staff during the matches against Hibernian and Celtic last month, as per the Scottish Sun, while coach Michael Beale also faces a charge for his behaviour following Alfredo Morelos’ dismissal against the Hoops at Parkhead.
But the Gers have met the allegations with a furious response.
In a statement quoted by the Daily Record, the club said: “Rangers are astounded by the notices of complaint issued by the SFA.
“It is concerning that it seems the governing body is seeking to hold Rangers to a different and more stringent code of conduct than that applied to others, with unprecedented charges being levied against the club.
“Rangers fans can be assured that it is our firm intention to resist the charges in the most robust manner possible. Rangers will make further comment after the weekend.”
Do Rangers have a right to be incensed by these charges?
You can completely understand where the club are coming from with this one.
The charges are one thing, but the manner in which the SFA have handled the entire situation is genuinely baffling.
Why would they wait until 19 days after the Old Firm to announced these charges?
Ryan Christie was given his retrospective ban for a grab on Alfredo Morelos a little over a week after the match.
Similarly, why would the SFA feel it necessary to announce them just hours before a match?
We’ve waited this long, why not wait a day or two longer?
It’s ridiculous, and quite aside from what you may think of the details, the overall situation is yet another example of why trust in the SFA is dwindling.