Lennon wants Rangers stripped of titles

Published Thursday, 19 July 2012
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Lurgan-born Celtic boss Neil Lennon has said that stripping Rangers of the five Scottish Premier League titles and four Scottish Cups won over the last decade would be a "moral victory".

Lennon wants Rangers stripped of titles
Celtic coach Neil Lennon. (© Getty)

The Ibrox club could face such action if an SPL investigation finds them guilty of signing players on illegal contracts.

Lennon's Hoops were runners-up to their Old Firm rivals in all five of their league wins and he wants to have the wins awarded to them, instead of the competitions simply declared null and void.

"I wouldn't want the medals - just the recognition. That would be enough," Lennon told the Daily Mail.

"At that time though, it might have cost players contracts or bonuses, managers their jobs, and might have relegated teams. There are so many ripple effects to it."

The comments come as talks continue between Rangers chief executive Charles Green and the Scottish Football Association over the restrictions under which the newco could be allowed to play football in the new season.

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17 Comments
s magowan in belfast wrote (728 days ago):
I too neither support any of the Big Two in Scotland but my sympathies lie with the blue side of Glasgow.It was neither the fault of the club or its massive support that got the club into financial difficulties and the punishment meted out to them was over the top.If i were Neil Lennon i would be concerned about some of Celtic's results recently and worried about the approaching Champions League games.
Arthur in Belfast wrote (729 days ago):
I agree with Paddy west Belfast,this shows you how biggoted lennon is of Rangers.Hope Celtic win nothing this year,and he gets the sack.Arthur.
Martin in London wrote (729 days ago):
I'm no fan of either club. If forced to choose it'd definitely be Celtic. I really don't like Rangers at all, not one little bit. However, banishing Rangers to Div 3 is not going to benefit anyone is Scottish football. The fixture I love most is the old firm clash. Sadly that is not going to happen for the foreseeable and that is a tragedy. The SPL needs the old firm matches and it'll be a duller place without Rangers
henry in north belfast wrote (731 days ago):
if the SPL is micky mouse then the scottish 3rd divison must be the wooden tops, google it
Thomas McCarry in Abertawe wrote (731 days ago):
As in other sports, if Rangers are adjudged to have failed to play by the rules - they should be stripped of their titles. It's a matter of fair play; and natural justice.
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