Darren Bent Exclusive: People may look at Rangers differently after dossier now read
Darren Bent claims that Rangers have put their reputation on the line as other clubs scrutinise their dossier of evidence against the SPFL.
The former Tottenham and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Light Blues need ironclad proof against the governing body if they are to avoid coming under fire.
Talksport correspondent David Tanner states that Rangers delivered their document, which is said to be over 200 pages long, to the other 41 member clubs on Thursday.
Rangers’ dossier of evidence has now been sent to the other 41 #SPFL clubs.
Rangers believe that there are serious legal questions to be answered by officials.
The document runs to over 200 pages of evidence.
The SPFL have insisted that they have done nothing wrong.@talkSPORT
— David Tanner (@DavidTannerTV) May 7, 2020
In a statement relayed by Superscoreboard, the SPFL state that an initial viewing of the dossier has “failed to identify a single shred of evidence” of the Gers’ allegations against the governing body.
Bent admits he is fascinated to know what evidence Rangers have submitted but insists they have put themselves in the firing line with their actions.
Bent told Football Insider: “I think if they don’t come up and deliver the evidence they’re talking about and really clarify the situation, I think people might look at Rangers a little bit different.
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“I’m quite intrigued to see what it is but for a club like Rangers, who have had a couple of difficult years, obviously spent some years in the lower divisions and had to come up all the way back up, this is going to be another thing that people are going to throw at Rangers.
“You just hope that whatever they’ve got, it’s good enough to convince people.”
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
Rangers have called for both SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and legal adviser Rod McKenzie to be suspended after the controversial resolution ballot in Scotland.
The Glasgow giants claim their evidence proves there was “bullying and coercion” from the league in the build-up to the vote.