After this afternoon’s announcement from Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov, as well as Motherwell letting their fans decide which way to vote, Dundee United have stated their intentions to vote against a Rangers newco entering the SPL ahead of the vote on the 4th July.
In a statement posted on the official United website, it read: “Following what was a robust and constructive meeting, the Club’s position on how we will vote was substantiated by the viewpoint of the various supporters groups. The meeting finished with all in agreement as to what the correct course of action would be.
“The Board of Directors of Dundee United are unequivocal in the belief that a form of sporting punishment must form part of the reasoning behind any decision made and, therefore, cannot vote the newco into the SPL. General sporting integrity and, more importantly, the integrity of Scottish football must also play a significant part in the decision making process. It is our belief that any form of sporting punishment must be unambiguous in the message it displays.
“The financial well being of the Club, both in the short and long term, must also be at the forefront of our thoughts. We would encourage our supporters to purchase season ticket books as a show of support to our Club. The Board of Directors will act in the best interest of Dundee United and our supporters and Scottish football on this matter. The financial consequences of not showing this support for our Club are extremely serious.”
With Hearts and Dundee United announcing their intentions to vote against the Rangers newco and Motherwell, Aberdeen, Hibernian & Celtic likely to vote against a Rangers newco entering the SPL it looks as though the Rangers newco will be consigned to the lower leagues.