'Embarrassing, quite frankly' - Exclusive: Whelan reacts to big Rangers update
Noel Whelan admits it is “embarrassing” for Rangers that their dossier of evidence has been quickly shot down by the SPFL.
The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists it does not look like the Gers’ whistleblower’s information is going to have any impact on the governing body.
The SPFL released a statement, relayed by Clyde Superscoreboard, claiming that their initial analysis of the dossier released on Thursday “failed to identify a single shred of evidence” to support the Gers’ accusations.
SPFL say a first look at Rangers dossier “has failed to identify a single shred of evidence” to support “claims of corruption, bullying & coercion” pic.twitter.com/zyTRh2DXTW
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) May 7, 2020
The Light Blues had called for the suspension of both SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and legal adviser Rob McKenzie after the controversial season resolution vote.
However, Whelan says the Glasgow giants look to have been left with egg on their face after the governing body’s response to the alleged evidence.
Whelan told Football Insider: “I think when you’ve got the SPFL saying there’s absolutely no incriminating evidence on the two people that have got this document regarding them, it doesn’t seem like they’re worried.
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“Beforehand they were a little bit puzzled about what Rangers had on them and Rangers seemed pretty adamant they had something on these two.
“Right now, as it stands, it seems they have absolutely nothing that’s going to change any decision which is a bit embarrassing on Rangers’ behalf, quite frankly.”
Rangers managing direct Stewart Robertson has since claimed that the 42 SPFL member clubs were denied crucial information regarding the resolution vote, including the potential loss of revenue from broadcasters and sponsors.
There is set to be a ballot over launching an external investigation into the SPFL’s behaviour on Tuesday.
In other Rangers news, Gerrard has been tipped to sign an ex-teammate this summer.