THE Scottish Football Supporters Association have backed calls for a review into the governance of our game.

The move comes after the Scottish FA wrote to the SPFL confirming that it would not participate in any overview in the aftermath of the Rangers EBT case.

It was confirmed in July that League chiefs would impose no further sanctions on Rangers for their use of the tax scheme during Sir David Murray’s Ibrox reign.

That verdict was delivered after calls in some quarters for the case to be re-opened despite the outcome of the independent commission that was headed by Lord Nimmo Smith four years ago.

The SPFL called on their Hampden counterparts to take part in a review looking at the way the authorities have dealt with non-payment of tax, the application of their rules and the sufficiency of new regulations that have come into force.

And SFSA chairman Simon Barrow believes the spotlight should shine on the corridors of power at the National Stadium.

He said: “The Scottish game has had a governing body for 144 years and in that time its performance has never been publicly evaluated.

"Unlike most industries there is no watchdog, no independent evaluation or review of performance on how the game is run.

"There are many issues within the game that fans have real concerns about but as it stands the governance rules within the game mean that no-one outside knows if a good job is being done by the SFA and the SPFL or not.

“We believe it is unhelpful for the SFA to try to avoid such scrutiny at this time. We also believe that this highlights the weaknesses in the Board Structures at Hampden Park that need addressed in the future.

"It is our view that is essential for the SFA to reverse its decision and to start to repair some of the significant damage done to its image and reputation by being open honest and transparent to all its stakeholders.”