Despite remaining silent for weeks after the first SPFL resolution vote, Neil Doncaster has become something of media star in recent days both protesting his innocence and revelling in his apparent victory after Rangers attempts to hold an independent investigation were thwarted.
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VIDEO@spfl CEO Neil Doncaster accepts some clubs will be unhappy at the result of Tuesday’s EGM vote, but urges unity as Scottish football tries to outline a plan for a return to action pic.twitter.com/Ez8YSb7n6x
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) May 12, 2020
Despite a third of SPFL members calling for the resolution to be accepted, Doncaster seems to think that the failure for it to be approved is a signal that all is well and that he has a mandate to lead Scottish football through one of its most troubled times.
However, Rangers left the board and executives of the SPFL in no doubt that they are far from satisfied with their recent actions with the final line of their response to the result by declaring that the “status quo cannot hold“.
Gers fans took to social media to support their board and let Doncaster know – in no uncertain terms – what they thought of him.
He’s a clown
— @JohnGilday (@friockrfc) May 12, 2020
Well before this carry on, a shake up was needed at the top of the @spfl – and now a third of the members basically just delivered a no confidence vote. No unity will breakout until the CEO does the right thing and steps down. #spflvote
— RedWhite&Blue82 (@Blue82Redwhite) May 12, 2020
Stuff your unity mate, your Lawell’s puppet, see you in court.
How can a members club not vote for an inquiry?
Surely you’d want your CEO etc checked re rules, diligence, integrity etc🤷♂️
— Eck🇬🇧 (@ericfand) May 12, 2020
You’re jacket is on a shoogly peg Neil, and you know it.
— Sandy Robertson (@Sandy82Sandy) May 12, 2020
His position is now untenable with this qty of Clubs voting for an inquiry
— GordyA🇬🇧🏴🏇 (@Gordygfl) May 12, 2020
One fan made a very pertinent comment in replay to Doncaster’s demands that the result is respected…
What about respecting the very clear vote the first time, instead of electing to ignore the vote submitted by Dundee.
— Iansemple5 (@Iansemple51) May 12, 2020