Aberdeen to back independent inquiry into SPFL vote

Dons chairman Dave Cormack believes inquiry is the only way of 'drawing a line' under the situation.

Aberdeen to back independent inquiry into SPFL vote SNS Group

Aberdeen have confirmed they will back an independent inquiry into the SPFL’s vote to end the lower league season.

Chairman Dave Cormack said the Pittodrie side will vote in favour of Rangers’ resolution at Tuesday’s EGM, citing “a distressing lack of confidence and trust” between SPFL leadership and many clubs.

The Dons join Partick Thistle in revealing their plans to vote for a second inquiry, with 32 votes needed for one to go ahead.

Cormack said in a statement: “We reiterate our belief that an independent inquiry is the only way of drawing a line under what has become a highly damaging episode for the whole of Scottish football.

“There is a distressing lack of confidence and trust between the SPFL leadership and many of the clubs, and it is hard to see a resolution, far less a reconciliation, without some form of impartial and objective assessment of the many claims and counter-claims.

“Some of those involved will be prepared to make information known in confidence through an independent inquiry, which they would not otherwise be willing to disclose.

“The SPFL will be able to provide details of the contractual consequences for the SPFL of different possible outcomes, which they have felt unable to share with members, and therefore the opportunity to obtain confirmation that their proposal was the only practicable option available.

“Importantly, there will be the opportunity for the SPFL’s chief executive and legal advisor to be cleared of the serious allegations that have been made.

“It is difficult to see how these outcomes could be achieved in a different way.”