SHEFFIELD UNITED: Ex-Blades chief Charles Green charged by SFA

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FORMER Sheffield United chief executive Charles Green has been issued with a notice of complaint by the Scottish Football Association.

Green, now chief executive of Glasgow Rangers, was charged for alleged comments made regarding the integrity of the commission, chaired by Lord Nimmo Smith, which will investigate the Ibrox club’s use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs).

The three-man panel was set up by the Scottish Premier League to discover if Rangers had broken any rules in using the EBTs during the tenure of former owner Sir David Murray from 2000 to 2011.

Green refused to recognise or co-operate with the commission, set to meet on November 13, and was reported as saying: “That’s what we’re going to spend our time doing, not turning up at supposedly independent hearings where the SPL appoint the jury, set the outcome, and set the punishment before we have the trial.”

Green has been charged with breaching Disciplinary Rule 66 by allegedly “Bringing the game into disrepute by calling into question the integrity of the Commission.

Green has until Monday to respond to the notice.