Fans have hit out at the Scottish Lowland League after clubs voted in favour of a proposal allowing Celtic and Rangers ‘B’ teams to take part in next season’s competition.

Talks to allow Celtic and Rangers youth teams into the division were formally announced last week as clubs were set to be offered £50,000 by the Glasgow pair to make it happen. It went to a deciding vote on Monday night.

Lowland League clubs have voted for Celtic and Rangers colts.

Lowland League clubs have voted for Celtic and Rangers colts. (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Clubs like Bonnyrigg Rose had already confirmed that they would stand against the proposals but other clubs have managed enough voted to pass. It now looks highly likely that the Celtic and Rangers ‘B’ teams will compete in the division next term, albeit for one season only as it stands.

A statement reads: “The Scottish Lowland Football League can confirm that member clubs have voted in favour of a proposal allowing Rangers and Celtic ‘B’ teams to take part in next season’s competition – for one season only. The meeting of clubs was called following discussions between the SLFL Board to consider the proposal. Work now be undertaken to make the required rule changes to allow this to happen.”

But fans are not happy about this, and while some believe it will be a good thing for the division, many have serious doubts about the decision.

 

 

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