Raith Rovers FC have revealed they are "heartily sickened" by the threats they have received after Rangers were punished for rule breaches.
The Fife club have been targeted because one of their officials was on the Scottish FA judicial panel that decided on sanctions for Rangers.
On Friday, Raith Rovers released an extensive statement saying they have had to "contend with various threats in the forms of emails and telephone calls" this week.
The club’s director was part of the SFA judicial panel – appointed on the condition of anonymity – that decided the Ibrox club should be fined £160,000 and banned from signing players for 12 months as a result of several rule breaches, including bringing the game into disrepute.
Turnbull Hutton, vice-chairman of Raith, said: "As a result of the participation of one of our directors on an SFA panel, this football club finds itself now having to contend with various threats in the form of emails and telephone calls during the build-up to an important SFL league match [against Queen of the South on Saturday].
"This club, along with every other club in the SPL and SFL, voted for change at last year’s AGM. Part of that change involved the setting up of a panel of individuals who would give of their time to better facilitate and judge on football issues affecting the game in Scotland.
"Individuals who agreed to an involvement in that process now find themselves chased by the media, vilified by sections of the press, subjected to abuse and hate. If this is the consequence of participation, it is more than likely that many will wish to consider whether or not such participation is worth such a price."
After the names and details of the three men on the judicial panel that decided Rangers’ punishment were published on websites earlier this week, Strathclyde Police were called in response to reports of threats against them.
Ally McCoist, manager of the Ibrox club, demanded in an interview with Rangers TV to know the identities of those who made the decision. This was despite the fact that the club was represented throughout the SFA process.
In his statement, Mr Hutton added: "This football club remains supportive of our director’s involvement in what has turned out to be a fiasco. It is, however, incumbent on us as a football club to point out that we are not directly involved in the process per se.
"Threats to our staff, our infrastructure and our reputation are something we could well do without. So far this week significant additional costs have been incurred here at Kirkcaldy.
"Equally, tomorrow’s important game against our friends from Dumfries will be subject to greater security and police presence than would otherwise be the norm.
"The board at RRFC will have to consider why we should be subject to additional costs in support of a battle which has nothing to do with the football club. We may well be viewed as 'collateral damage' in the wider debate re the future of one of the country’s larger footballing institutions, but we are nevertheless heartily sickened by what has happened this week.
"This board now looks to the footballing authorities to defuse the current mayhem and allow this football club – and no doubt others – to get back to business as usual."