Green prepares for legal fight

11 January 2013 12:14
Rangers chief executive Charles Green claims he could use sex discrimination laws to sue UEFA if they try to block a cross-border league move.

Green has vowed to look into ways of taking Rangers out of Scottish football following the announcement of a new 12-18-18 league set-up - drawn up by the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League in conjunction with the Scottish Football Association - that would keep the Light Blues in Scotland's basement tier, even if they go on to win this season's Third Division title. And the Ibrox chief believes he has precedent on his side when he claims the club should be granted access to leagues in other countries. He told TalkSport:

"As the structures stand now, there are not many options. But I'm not one for hiding my light behind a bushel.

"People say you can't go into England because you are not allowed cross-borders (leagues).

"Well there is now a cross-border (league). You have a UEFA-sanctioned professional women's league in Belgium and Holland, so we have a precedent there.

"If there was an opportunity to join a cross-border league and that was challenged by UEFA, I would go to Strasbourg and challenge the sexual equality."

Source: team_talk