Aberdeen Football Club have released a statement vowing to listen to their supporters before deciding on how they will vote on letting a ‘newco’ Rangers back into the Scottish Premier League.
The majority of Dons supporters are strongly opposed to the idea of a ‘newco’ Rangers being allowed to stay in the top flight.
The Pittodrie club has yet to confirm whether it would vote against Rangers remaining in the SPL but has said that “the integrity of sport in general and football in particular must be central to any decision”.
Rangers would require winning an 8-4 vote if they are to remain in the SPL next season.
Aberdeen daily newspaper The Press and Journal reported on Thursday that Aberdeen would be prepared to suffer the financial consequences and vote against a ‘newco’ Rangers being permitted back into the Scottish Premier League.
In a statement released on the club’s website on Thursday morning, Dons chief executive Duncan Fraser said: "Yesterday's announcement that Rangers FC will reform as a newco brings a degree of clarity to the situation. However there are a number of other investigations ongoing.
“Like everyone we wish to see them resolved as soon as possible.
"A large numbers of our supporters have made their views and feelings very clear and as a club I can assure everyone that these are being taken into account. The integrity of sport in general and football in particular must be central to any decision.
"This issue has our full attention and we will communicate any decisions we take in relation to this situation with our supporters in a transparent way at an appropriate time."
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