Ibrox Stadium

Next Game

Rangers v Inverness

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Scot Comm'ties Lge Cup Second Round

Last Game

Raith 0 - 4 Rangers

Friday, 12 September 2014, 19:45

Scots Champ

Green fined over comments

Rangers majority shareholder Charles Green has been fined by the Scottish Football Association for making alleged "offensive and racist comments" in a media interview.

Last Updated: 02/05/13 at 17:50 Post Comment

Charles Green: A turbulent month for the majority shareholder at Rangers

Charles Green: A turbulent month for the majority shareholder at Rangers

Green made his remarks in a newspaper interview where he used a term widely considered as derogatory to describe fellow Ibrox board member Imran Ahmad and also a former team-mate from his days as a non-league footballer.

The 60-year-old attempted to justify his comments in another media interview before offering an apology when the SFA became involved - resulting in a £2500 fine.

Green, who has 30 days to pay the fine, was charged with allegedly breaching disciplinary rule 66, which relates to "bringing the game into disrepute", as well as disciplinary rule 71, which refers to "not acting in the best interests of Association Football".

Green has denied any wrongdoing but subsequently stepped down from the role of chief executive amid "negative publicity" generated by the allegations.

A Rangers spokesperson said: "As previously stated, Charles Green issued an apology to the Rangers Board, who were satisfied he is not a racist.

"At the time, Mr Green was reminded of the importance of upholding the standards expected by the club and it was acknowledged he would be dealing with this matter on a personal basis.

"However, given the level of fine imposed we believe the panel consider Mr Green's conduct to have been ill-advised rather than racist."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

eak points? Play like Villa should work easily enough.

plughead80
Ludogorets target 'weaknesses'

T

hose tight polo shirts he's been wearing on the touchline this season make him look like a lady on a golfing holiday.

walter white
Football Managers On TV: Neil Warnock

A

s a great man once said: Nothing ever changes by staying the same.

walter white
Just Put Him Out Of His Misery...

Footer 365

Premier League: West Ham come from behind twice at Hull City to earn 2-2 draw

West Ham twice came from behind to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Hull City in an entertaining clash at the KC Stadium.

Champions League: Martin Skrtel won't play for Liverpool against Ludogorets

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed defender Martin Skrtel will not be risked in Liverpool's return to the Champions League.

Champions League: Arsenal face defensive crisis for Borussia Dortmund trip

Arsenal are facing a defensive crisis ahead of their Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

Fixing The Mess At Old Trafford

Plenty of conclusions on United's win over QPR and their missing link(s), more Ozil frustration, how Liverpool are like lasagne, as well as a word on Diego Costa's temperament...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property