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Court rules Rangers transfer ban unlawful
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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) A court says a decision by the Scottish Football Association to bar Rangers from signing any players for a 12-month period is unlawful.
A judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh says the case should return to an SFA appeal tribunal, which upheld the initial decision to impose the yearlong transfer embargo.
Rangers, which entered bankruptcy protection in February following a long-running dispute with British tax authorities, had petitioned for a judicial review arguing the SFA disciplinary panel had acted outside their powers when it made the ruling in April.
Administrators running the 140-year-old club have been seeking a buyer to prevent it from going into liquidation. A consortium fronted by English businessman Charles Green was last week given preferred bid status.
Updated May 29, 2012