Elgin's Graham Tatters faces SFA hearing over Rangers call-off

Tatters arrives at Hampden Park
Tatters arrives at Hampden Park

Elgin City chairman Graham Tatters has been called to a Scottish Football Association hearing over the calling off of their game against Rangers.

The club have already been fined £25,000 by the Scottish Football League following the postponement of the Third Division game due on 25 November.

Now Tatters has been issued a complaint by compliance officer Vincent Lunny.

He has been charged with "knowingly distributing tickets in excess of the maximum capacity of the ground".

Tatters has until next Wednesday to respond to the notice of complaint for "not acting in the best interests of Association Football".

His hearing is scheduled for Thursday, 20 December.

In consultation with both clubs, Moray Council, Grampian Police and the SFL took the joint decision to postpone the original fixture.

The SFL announced there had been "a substantial oversale of tickets", with around 1,100 extra tickets reportedly sold on top of the 4,520 capacity of Borough Briggs.

Elgin were subsequently fined £25,000, with one fifth of the fine donated to a charity chosen by Rangers, who were also to be reimbursed by City for any costs they incurred relating to the match.

The Borough Briggs outfit declined the opportunity to appeal against that judgement, believing they received a fair hearing.

Their re-arranged fixture is now scheduled to take place on 22 December, two days after Tatters is poised to face an SFA disciplinary panel.

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