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Rangers in danger of having to give titles back

Scottish Premier League chief Neil Doncaster suggests that Rangers may have some of their recent titles seized if the club is found guilty of paying players outside their wages.

The Glasgow club are under investigation by the SPL for allegedly using Employee Benefit Trusts to pay players outside of their standing contracts and if they are found guilty, titles won could be pulled from the Ibrox trophy cabinet.

"In any disciplinary investigation we must go through a chain of events. The lawyers investigate and bring a report back to the Board," Doncaster told the Daily Record.

"If they think there's a case to answer, the Board must decide how to progress. They can hear it themselves, through a sub-committee or appoint an independent commission.

"If there's a case which is prosecuted, there could be sanctions if proven. These are unlimited according to the rules.

"There are 18 different sanctions that can be applied by the SPL."

He added: "That's one of the rules (to withdraw titles).

"The nub of the issue is our rules say all payments to players must be made within an SPL contract."

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