Rangers have had their "members resolution" calling for the season NOT to be scrapped booted out by SPFL.
And in a no-holds barred statement the Ibrox club have accused the governing body of BULLYING clubs into voting for their season-ending proposal.
In a dramatic twist just hours before the deadline for votes in today's historic ballot Rangers revealed their counter plan had not been accepted by the SPFL.
But they plan to resubmit their resolution in time to go before clubs ahead of today's 5pm deadline.
A stinging statement read: " Rangers have received confirmation from the SPFL board, that the SPFL’s legal adviser did not deem our Members Resolution as competent.
“We prepared this update in advance of the scheduled SPFL board meeting this morning, in the full anticipation that the SPFL board would rule our proposed resolution was not competent.
“As a member club, we sought assistance from the SPFL Executive on several occasions yesterday, to ensure our resolution was deemed competent. For the avoidance of doubt, no advice was forthcoming prior to the meeting starting.
“Now that the SPFL have belatedly identified the reason why our members resolution was not competent, we will immediately resubmit our resolution, based upon their advice.
“If this advice had been forthcoming earlier, we would not have lost valuable time in this process. We are confused as to why attempts have been made to slow the progress of Rangers’ resolution.
“Over the last 36 hours, we have received numerous reports from fellow Scottish clubs relating to attempts to coerce and bully them into voting for the SPFL’s own resolution.
"We are proud that many fellow clubs will stand strong and not be swayed.
“Our resolution was simply intended to urgently address the financial hardship faced by clubs whilst allowing more time to discuss and evaluate all options for completing this season, in line with UEFA advice. This is in the interest of every football club in Scotland and the wider Scottish game.
“We trust that when we resubmit our resolution, no impediments will be placed in the way of clubs voting on this matter in a swift manner.”
The Ibrox resolution - opposing the plans being put in place by the governing body to end the lower league seasons and potentially the Premiership early - had to be ratified by lawyers ahead of this morning's SPFL board meeting.
It included interest-free loans being made available to clubs set against prize money that would be awarded at the end of the season, with any money that needs paid back handed over at the end of the campaign.
The full Rangers resolution read: “That the board of the company be authorised and instructed to make payment to the member clubs of the league of loans equal to the amount that such member clubs would become entitled to if the Scottish Football Leagues were completed and each member club’s position in the completed league was the same as the position in which that member club is presently.
“Such loans to be provided without the payment of interest or fees to the league by the member clubs and to be made forthwith on the passing of this resolution and to continue to be available until the league determines that a final allocation of the payments to member clubs in respect of season 2019/2020 can be made.
“On such determination by the league, member clubs shall be entitled to effect repayment by written confirmation to the league that the loan provided to that member club may be set against the equivalent amount of the repayment to be made to such member club on determination.”
Rangers came out with a strong criticism for the SPFL's proposals earlier this week, describing their attempts to relegate clubs without finishing the season as 'abhorrent'.
They are one of a number of clubs who are against the plans, with Record Sport revealing on this morning that it is hanging in the balance.
The likes of Hearts and Partick Thistle have also been heavily critical of the plans.