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Rangers boss Ally McCoist admits he is disgusted by threats made against the Scottish FA panel that handed out punishments to the club.

Three members of the judicial panel have received security advice from Strathclyde Police after their identities were revealed.

The administration-hit Glasgow giants were handed a £160,000 fine and 12-month embargo after being found guilty of five charges in relation to their finances and the appointment of Craig Whyte as chairman.

McCoist reiterated his call for transparency in the decision to punish Rangers so heavily, but he has hit out at those who have threatened the members of the panel.

"I would like to make quite clear my position in relation to the decision by the SFA's judicial panel which earlier this week imposed sanctions against Rangers which have far reaching consequences for our club and Scottish football," McCoist told the club's official website.

"I firmly believe that decisions of this magnitude should be fully transparent and everyone should have confidence in the system that has been created to deliver such a finding.

"When I called for full transparency on Tuesday I took the view that the decision by the judicial panel should be subject to proper scrutiny. It is unthinkable in any walk of life that such a significant punishment would be meted out without full transparency.

"I fully understand that there are difficult decisions to be taken in football and they will never suit everyone but in this day and age clarity and transparency are surely of paramount importance.

"That said, I would not for one moment want anyone to interpret my remarks as a signal to engage in any form of threatening behaviour. Such activity disgusts me and anyone who engages in it does Rangers Football Club nothing but harm. No Rangers supporter should get themselves involved in it - not now nor at any time.

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"Our focus has got to be firmly on ensuring that the Club's case in appealing the sanctions imposed on us is put forward robustly and in the appropriate manner.

"Rangers Football Club was a victim of what happened during the tenure of Craig Whyte. The Club was not an accomplice, a co-conspirator nor a perpetrator of wrongdoing.

"We suffered from it and still are. I hope that our appeal can be dealt with by the SFA as quickly as possible as the situation for the Club and the possible ramifications for Scottish football are very serious."

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any gers fans who thinks threatening these 3 guys is a good idea, infact i would suggest it would hinder chances of winning and appeal.

the SFA might think going back on it now would look liek they were giving into threatening behaviour. So it's in our best interests to be outraged, but keep protests within the law.

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He must have thought we were all just gonna shout "Boooooooooooooooo" after they got named.

i hope your not for 1 second suggesting McCoist made those comments expecting some idiots to start giving them threats? idiot.

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No one can dispute that Ally has conducted himself with honour all through this mess. He has been amazing however I think the anger might have caught up with him on this one and he dropped the ball. In retrospect he probably wishes he hadnt handled it the way he did. Angry fans looking for someone to blame isnt good. it wont help the club.

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No one can dispute that Ally has conducted himself with honour all through this mess. He has been amazing however I think the anger might have caught up with him on this one and he dropped the ball. In retrospect he probably wishes he hadnt handled it the way he did. Angry fans looking for someone to blame isnt good. it wont help the club.

I agree. He could've handled it much better. Ah well it's done now, can't change it.

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