Hearts to mount legal challenge over Scottish Premiership relegation

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The target that saved St Mirren & sunk Hearts

Hearts have started a sexy issue against their relegation after golf equipment failed to again league reconstruction.

The Tynecastle oufit – along with Partick Thistle and Stranraer – have had their demotions confirmed after handiest 16 SPFL golf equipment indicated they would give a pick to an expanded top flight.

Hearts negate they’re are “disillusioned, but sadly no longer greatly surprised” by the news.

A membership assertion confirmed that the “main steps” had been taken to originate up sexy lawsuits.

“We have mentioned from the starting up that the unjust and unfair therapy of Hearts, Partick Thistle, Stranraer, and certainly fairly a couple of golf equipment, can’t be allowed to transfer unchallenged,” an announcement learn.

“While many weeks had been wasted in making an strive to rating a answer, we must always always now formally issue this final result. Now that each and every fairly a couple of avenues are closed, we’re left without a preference however to proceed with a sexy issue.”

The SPFL says its board has now “agreed to design a line below reconstruction talks” and the present 12-10-10-10 situation-up will remain.

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

It additionally capability that Lowland League champions Kelty Hearts and Highland League counterparts Brora Rangers can even no longer be invited to hitch the SPFL.

Hearts reiterated their perception that no membership need to be disadvantaged unnecessarily amid the Covid-19 pandemic and negate the failure to lead clear of doing so is “an melancholy condemnation of Scottish soccer”.

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

“We can not, and can merely no longer, take a seat idly by and eye the decisions made in the previous few months additional damage Coronary heart of Midlothian Soccer Membership,” the assertion added, addressing the fans.

“Thank you for combating for us, now allow us to entire the identical for you.”

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