RANGERS have accused the SPFL of bullying after league bosses decided against their members resolution structure as a viable option to play out the current season.

The 42 clubs in Scotland are set to vote on a resolution to terminate the 2019/20 season in the Championship, League One and League Two, while the Premiership will only be postponed for the time being. 

A points per game system will be used to decide final standings in Scotland’s lower leagues and if Hampden bosses conclude that the Premiership cannot be completed before UEFA’s July deadline then it will follow suit.

All SPFL clubs have until 5pm today to vote on the system and for it to pass it would require 75% of Premiership clubs to vote in favour (9), 75% of championship clubs to vote in favour (8) and 75% of League 1 and 2 combined (15).

Rangers have already made their feelings clear about the proposal as they warned the league governing body that any decision to relegate teams early by ending the Scottish football season would be deemed “abhorrent”.

As an alternative the Light Blues suggested that prize money should be handed out now, while advising that the league should NOT be scrapped. 

But in a scathing statement today, the Ibrox club confirmed that SPFL officials have booted out the proposition. 

They said: "Rangers have received confirmation from the SPFL board that the SPFL's legal adviser did not deem our Members Resolution as competent.

"We prepared this update in advance of the scheduled SPFL board meeting this morning, in the full anticipation that the SPFL board would rule our proposed resolution was not competent.

"As a member club, we sought assistance from the SPFL Executive on several occasions yesterday, to ensure our resolution was deemed competent. For the avoidance of doubt, no advice was forthcoming prior to the meeting starting.

"Now that the SPFL have belatedly identified the reason why our members resolution was not competent, we will immediately resubmit our resolution, based upon their advice.

"If this advice had been forthcoming earlier, we would not have lost valuable time in this process. We are confused as to why attempts have been made to slow the progress of Rangers’ resolution.

"Over the last 36 hours, we have received numerous reports from fellow Scottish clubs relating to attempts to coerce and bully them into voting for the SPFL’s own resolution. We are proud that many fellow clubs will stand strong and not be swayed.

"Our resolution was simply intended to urgently address the financial hardship faced by clubs whilst allowing more time to discuss and evaluate all options for completing this season, in line with UEFA advice. This is in the interest of every football club in Scotland and the wider Scottish game.

"We trust that when we resubmit our resolution, no impediments will be placed in the way of clubs voting on this matter in a swift manner."