Hearts to mount authorized problem over Scottish Premiership relegation

The objective that saved St Mirren & sunk Hearts

Hearts have began a authorized problem in opposition to their relegation after golf equipment didn’t again league reconstruction.

The Tynecastle oufit – together with Partick Thistle and Stranraer – have had their demotions confirmed after solely 16 SPFL golf equipment indicated they might assist an expanded high flight.

Hearts say they’re are “disenchanted, but sadly not shocked” by the information.

A membership assertion confirmed that the “obligatory steps” have been taken to start out authorized proceedings.

“We have now said from the start that the unjust and unfair therapy of Hearts, Partick Thistle, Stranraer, and certainly different golf equipment, can’t be allowed to go unchallenged,” a press release learn.

“Whereas many weeks have been wasted in looking for an answer, we should now formally problem this end result. Now that every one different avenues are closed, we’re left with no selection however to proceed with a authorized problem.”

The SPFL say their board has now “agreed to attract a line beneath reconstruction talks” and the present 12-10-10-10 set-up will stay.

Meaning Hearts are consigned to the Scottish Championship, Partick Thistle to the League One and Stranraer to League Two.

It additionally implies that Lowland League champions Kelty Hearts and Highland League counterparts Brora Rangers is not going to be invited to hitch the SPFL.

Hearts reiterated their perception that no membership ought to be deprived unnecessarily amid the Covid-19 pandemic and say the failure to keep away from doing so is “an unlucky condemnation of Scottish soccer”.

The Edinburgh membership say they have to now act on behalf of their supporters, workers and sponsors.

“We can’t, and won’t, sit idly by and watch the selections made previously few months additional harm Coronary heart of Midlothian Soccer Membership,” the assertion added, addressing the followers.

“Thanks for combating for us, now permit us to do the identical for you.”

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