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Why is the Sports Minister meeting with Rangers administrators?

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Why is the Scottish Government getting involved with Rangers and their staff, yet failed to enter into discussions with the administrators of those other Scottish clubs that entered administration to help the staff of those clubs? Dundee, Livingston, Motherwell, Airdrieonians and Gretna fans and employees must be wondering why they were shunned upon hearing this news.

Officials from Duff and Phelps had talks with Scottish sports minister Shona Robison, as the administrators began work on trying to sort out the Ibrox club’s debts.

Robison said: “In a telephone conversation this morning with the administrator, I explained that we want to see an outcome in the best interests of Rangers staff, supporters and the game of football in Scotland as a whole, whilst enabling the club to meet its obligations.

“A key concern for us is the future of those employed by the club and the potential economic impact of administration.

“The Government stands ready to offer assistance to anyone affected by implications for jobs and we will stay in contact with the administrator throughout the process to ensure we are informed of any developments.”

So again did the Scottish government offer assistance to anyone affected by the administration and loss of jobs at Motherwell, Dundee, Livingston, Airdrieonians and Gretna over the past few years?

Will the Scottish government offer assistance in future to other clubs and employees who hit financial hard times and enter administration?

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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