Rangers demoted to 3rd division after debt crisis

Chief Executive of the Scottish Football Association David Longmuir. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

One of the biggest clubs in British football, Glasgow Rangers, has been demoted to Scotland's lowest league division.

The 30 clubs of the Scottish Football League voted 25-5 in favour of entering the Ibrox side into the Third Division.

The 30 SFL teams were voting on whether Charles Green's newco Rangers should enter the league and which division they should be placed in.

ITV News' Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports:

The Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football Association were hopeful Rangers would be parachuted into the First Division, with SFA chief executive Stewart Regan claiming that putting the Ibrox club into the Third Division would bring financial catastrophe and a "slow, lingering death" of the game.