CLUBS across the SFL were today warned to listen to furious fans or risk losing scores of supporters as the Rangers newco debate heats up.
The news that the Ibrox side could be set to parachute into the Irn-Bru First Division next season, as part of a radical plan that would overhaul Scottish football, has been met with anger by disgruntled punters, many of whom are keen to see the Gers start life in the Third Division.
SportTimes revealed on Saturday that Partick Thistle fans are considering boycotting matches at Firhill if the Jags vote to accept Rangers into our second tier.
The Greenock Morton Supporters Trust have polled SFL fans to gauge their responses to the proposals and will hold a public meeting tonight, 24 hours after Ton chief Douglas Rae revealed he will veto any plans to put Rangers in the First Division.
Trust chairman Nick Robinson said: "The feeling is clear that if Rangers want to join the SFL they have to apply to join the Third Division.
"We have been the poor relations for years and now we are being offered changes that should have been made to Scottish football years ago in exchange for letting Rangers leapfrog the system.
"I don't think there is an appetite to see Rangers go under all together but there is a very firm few that they need to start from the Third Division.
"What fans want are for Rangers to be treated the same as anyone else. There wouldn't be all of these discussions had it been Caley Thistle or Kilmarnock.
"There is a question of morality here and sporting integrity and should that be capable of being bought? The majority of SFL fans say no, it shouldn't."
All 30 SFL clubs will meet at Hampden next Tuesday to discuss the proposals that could herald the introduction of play-offs to the SPL, a new distribution model and a pyramid system.
Morton became the third First Division club, after Falkirk and Raith Rovers, to put their cards on the table yesterday morning.
Robinson added: "These were all changes recommended in the McLeish Report. When did the SPL think they were going to be implemented?
"We have been treated like the dirt on their shoes for generations and now, all of a sudden, this happens to Rangers and the SFL has to make all the accommodations.
"These are things that should be happening anyway.
"It is vitally important that SFL chairmen understand the fans' views on all of this. Yes, the SFL wants all of what is on offer but not at the price that is currently being asked."