Rangers news: McNamara reacts to statement on SFA charges

Exclusive: McNamara makes Celtic claim as he reacts to official Rangers statement

Jackie McNamara says that Rangers are not the only club who are unhappy with the Scottish FA after their statement regarding notices of complaints.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Scotland international says the Light Blues are in the same boat as Celtic after their complaints to the SFA.

The club issued a statement this week refuting the charges made against them and their staff, stating: ‘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.’

However, McNamara says Steven Gerrard’s men are not the first side to have an issue with the governing body’s decision making and says a lack of consistency is the real problem.

McNamara told Football Insider: “I think a lot of clubs have a problem, I don’t think it’s just Rangers. Celtic came out and said stuff with Christie after (his sending off). 

“It’s swings and roundabouts, I think every club could say the same thing, they’ve been harsh done by.

“I think what everybody’s looking for is consistency with it and I think that’s the biggest problem with it. It’s the same for everyone. It’s not just them, every club’s wanting the same thing.” 

The charges levied against Rangers come after their games with Hibernian and Celtic, stating that they failed to keep their players and staff from conducting themselves in an orderly fashion.

Staff members Thomas Culshaw and Michael Beale were singled out with separate charges for a breach of conduct against Hibs and the Hoops respectively.

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