The SPFL have bungled again after confirming the vote for VAR will include the views of all SPFL clubs, despite the verdict only affecting the top flight.
With the tech on the cusp of arriving in Scotland, the governing body has, as per usual, opened the thing up to a vote, and that will be carried out imminently, but despite the outcome not affecting Cowdenbeath or Elgin City, both of these clubs and more will get a say on it.
True, there’s anticipation for a future Championship club to be SPL again next season, but the fact League One and Two clubs will also get their say does seem to be a completely redundant vote, for a vote that already hits the upper scale of ludicrous in the first place.
The tech requires 75% of clubs to say yes, but that we’ll need 32 clubs to say yes (albeit to be exact it’s 31.5 whatever half of the club in question that means) and there’s zero guarantee of it.
The costs will mostly be carried by Rangers and Celtic, with the top two bearing around 28% of the full numbers, but third place is still 10% so we’d be amazed if the Hearts and Ross Counties of this world say yes to this.
But it’s that extra 30 clubs being asked when it won’t affect 95% of them that really smacks of the obligatory SPFL nonsense.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.