ALLOA chairman Mike Mulraney has called for unity between SPFL clubs amidst in-fighting and demands for an independent investigation into the resolution on the end of the season. 

The Wasps supremo, who is also the SFA vice president, believes dealing with the repercussions of the Covid-19 outbreak and securing the long-term future of the Scottish game is a far greater concern at the moment.

It comes as he pledged this week to look over evidence presented by Premiership side Rangers, who say they have proof of "bullying and coercion" in the build-up to last month's controversial vote. 

Speaking on Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday, Mulraney said: “I understand that people are exercised by the happenings of what goes on. It is an imperfect world and when people are trying to react at pace there are frustrations on all sides, there are harsh words spoken on all sides.

“But in the context of what our game is facing it’s white noise. I am paying attention to it because of course it’s important in the context of that event. But in the context of what Scottish football is facing it’s kind of white noise.

“It’s like me and another four baldy guys fighting over a comb. It’s not really going to impact on the long-term future of Scottish football.

“I believe the SFA and everyone has a responsibility to make sure when my wee boy, who is six years old, is 16 he has a game he can meaningfully take part in.

“So, yeah, I understand how important it feels to those who are at the centre of it, but in the grand scheme of what Scottish football is facing, society is facing, it is not important.”

Mulraney stressed he had seen no evidence of improper conduct by chief executive Neil Doncaster and legal adviser Rod McKenzie, who Rangers have demanded are suspended, or other board members, including Alloa club secretary Ewen Cameron. 

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Asked if lobbying had taken place in the build up to the vote, Mulraney said: “There are 41 other clubs. Absolutely. Of course. As [Hamilton vice-chairman and SPFL board member] Les Gray said a couple of weeks ago, he was one of the guys doing the lobbying. Everybody lobbies.

“There were some robust discussions took place on all sides of the argument. Do I feel I was bullied? I am a bit big and long in the tooth to feel bullied by anybody. Did I see anybody else being bullied? No. Did I see some robust discussions on both sides of the debate? Absolutely. So there should be in such a big decision.

“If people were getting upset by it that’s understandable. Did I see anything coming from the SPFL executive? Nothing. But it doesn’t mean to say it didn’t happen. I can only tell you what I saw.

“Any club who are upset as Rangers are have an entitlement to express their frustration and their anger. That is what being a members’ organisation is all about. We have got to listen to each other. I don’t know what it is they feel the SPFL executive have done wrong. I will pay the attention to the release of information and make a decision.”