Rangers win transfer ban appeal

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Rangers football club has won its appeal against a one year ban on transfers imposed by the SFA.

After a three hour long hearing at the Court of Session a judge has ruled that the transfer embargo was unlawful and went beyond the powers of the disciplinary panel.

The judge has accepted the club’s petition for a judicial review.  The ban on new players has been overturned and has been referred back to the SFA appeal tribunal.  The tribunal has been instructed to impose only those penalties that are listed in SFA rules.

The SFA has been told that a transfer embargo was not a punishment open to it when punishing Rangers for allegedly bringing the game into disrepute.

Judge Lord Glennie agreed with Rangers that the possibility of imposing a one-year transfer ban was not contained in the SFA’s regulations.