RANGERS have warned the SPFL that any decision to relegate teams early by ending the Scottish football season would be deemed “abhorrent”.

In emergency meetings today, all 42 of Scotland’s clubs were alerted to the proposal of ending the Championship, League One and League Two campaigns indefinitely.

This would result in Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers being promoted, while Partick Thistle and Stranraer would be relegated.

For the vote 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).

The Scottish Premiership for the time being has remained postponed, with directors revealing that if fixtures cannot be played out before UEFA’s July deadline, then the top-flight would follow it’s lower league counterparts.

This decision would see Celtic crowned champions and Hearts being demoted to the Championship. 

The Hoops would clinch the title 13 points ahead of their city rivals Rangers and the Ibrox club made their feelings on the announcement known in a pressing statement.

It read: "Considering the current circumstances and increased speculation surrounding the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Scottish football, we felt it is incumbent that we provide clarity in relation to our position.

"For the avoidance of doubt, Rangers firmly believe that the 2019/20 season is only complete when all 38 games have been played to a finish.

"Nevertheless, we are conscious of the ongoing financial hardships faced by many clubs within the Scottish game.

"No business is immune from the impact of Coronavirus and we were proud of our players and senior staff’s voluntary decision to defer their wages to ensure job security for their colleagues at Ibrox.

"Furthermore, many clubs urgently require financial support to maintain cash flow and allow them to survive this current impasse so they can return to normal business when the current government lockdown is relaxed.

"It is important to recognise that these clubs across all the leagues are now in a financially precarious situation.

"As a club, Rangers will immediately propose a member’s resolution which would release prize money to be distributed to all clubs throughout Scotland urgently.

"We believe that this is the priority in the present circumstances. It is vital to show respect for all clubs across the Scottish game, regardless of league position or financial standing.

"We must work together with a unity of purpose for the betterment of the Scottish game.

"We are also acutely aware of other issues which are less pressing but, are forming key parts of the football narrative in Scotland.

"Nothing is more important than protecting the future of every club in Scotland as we are cognisant that this has a direct impact upon people’s livelihoods.

"It is abhorrent that certain clubs could be unfairly relegated if the current SPFL proposals were implemented. We must future proof the Scottish game.

"Any restructure of the SPFL or other solutions to the current impasse must be afforded time to scrutinise in detail and consider all options.

"The consequences of forcing through change without due care and attention will have severe consequences for the Scottish game.

"Scottish football must work together for the common good of every club, their staff and supporters.

“Any attempts to railroad changes to existing rules or run roughshod over corporate governance will be opposed in the strongest possible terms. We must allow decisions to be made in a rational, fair and balanced manner.

"In the meantime, we expect clubs to support our member’s resolution which will provide financial support to those who need it most."