Scots plan tougher penalty for cash-strapped clubs


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -The Scottish Premier League is proposing tougher sanctions for financially stricken clubs after Rangers was forced to seek bankruptcy protection.

Defending champion Rangers was docked 10 points for entering administration in February. Glasgow rival Celtic clinched this season's title last weekend.

The Scottish Premier League is now asking its clubs to back plans to increase the penalty for entering administration from 10 to a minimum of 15 points, or a third of the points tally in the previous season if that is greater.

The SPL clubs will consider the rule changes at a meeting on April 30.

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