By Sean Fisher

23rd Sep, 2022 | 9:48am

Rangers refuse to support £150m Sky offer as SPFL crisis talks set over new TV deal

Rangers are one of just two clubs yet to respond to the SPFL about crisis talks that will cover Sky’s £150m TV deal, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

Rangers stand alongside Livingston as the only two clubs yet to respond. Sky’s offer bumps up the number of home games broadcast each season to five.

The deal would see Sky fork out £30million per season in favour of broadcasting 60 live league games across each campaign.

The Scottish Daily Mail reported via their print edition on Friday (23 September, back page and page 90) that the deal would need an 11-1 majority to pass, but with Rangers and Livingston yet to respond it has cast the offer into doubt.

Talks ongoing

Once the initial offer was revealed, the SPFL was given a 28-day period to vote on a resolution. That deadline expires on 2 October.

Further meetings between all 12 Scottish clubs have been scheduled next week on Tuesday, 27 September, where they are expected to discuss a long-term resolution before deciding on their final verdict.

Rangers Managing Director Stewart Robertson has previously insisted that the rights to Scottish football have been ‘undersold’, with Rangers only receiving £2.7million for finishing second, compared to the £151million forked out for second place in the Premier League. Robertson’s doubts suggest why the Gers are hesitant over agreeing to Sky’s new terms this time around.

Furthermore, the report stated that Rangers are currently in dispute with the league heirarchy over the club’s sponsorship deal with Cinch.

Despite not having a telling vote on the matter, every club in the lower leagues of Scotland have backed the deal to be completed, piling pressure on Rangers’ final vote.

In other Rangers news, Ryan Jack is facing a fight to stay at the club as his contract nears expiration