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Scottish FA To Veto Meerkats


The Scottish Football Association is likely to veto the re-naming of Stirling Albion as Stirling Albion Meerkats. The cash strapped club which is £1.5m in debt and has survived two winding up orders has been in discussion with Compare the famous for their meerkat adverts. The supporters trust wants to buy the club and sell its naming rights for £50,000 a year. However, the proposal is not 'simples' as far as the SFA is concerned. A somewhat stuffy spokesperson at the SFA commented, 'Given that a name change for commercial purposes would have huge implications, the integrity of the game would be paramount in any decision-making process.' However, that may not be the end of the matter. Sources close to the European Commission have indicated to us that any such stance by the Scottish FA could be seen as an abuse of dominant position.