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Former Celtic goalkeeper Rab Douglas as claimed Rangers should “possibly be stripped” of titles won during the era the club used Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs)

The Light Blues’ use of EBTs was highly controversial and in-part led to the club’s administration in 2012.

Douglas – who played for Celtic at the time – controversially believes that Rangers’ use of the tax avoidance scheme should see the titles voided and claimed the Scottish football authorities put their “heads in the sand” during the ensuing row over EBTs.

“It’s a hard one. I think that the authorities in Scotland put their heads in the sand a bit regarding it,” the ex-Hoops star told BBC Scotland’s podcast, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I don’t think Celtic should get them. If anything Rangers should possibly be stripped of them.

“It’s one where you can argue either way.

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“Celtic were run right at the time, Rangers I think won two titles on the last day of the season, it’s a hard one.”

The former Celtic goalkeeper won three titles in five years at Celtic Park and was part of the Hoops side which reached the 2003 UEFA Cup final only to lose to Jose Mourinho’s Porto in Seville.

An SPL-led probe found that Rangers’ use of EBT’s gave the Ibrox side no sporting advantage despite certain irregularities with player’s registration at the time.

Rangers’ parent company entered liquidation in 2012 after HMRC blocked a CVA after hitting the Gers with a tax demand for over £100million.

The Light Blues were then demoted to the bottom tier of Scottish football before spending four years working their way back up the leagues and returning to the top flight at the start of last season.

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