Scottish FA to investigate stricken Rangers

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The Scottish Football Association has opened an inquiry into the "unedifying" events at Rangers after the league champions were forced to enter bankruptcy protection.

Chief executive Stewart Regan said the SFA had "no option" but to begin an inquiry after failing to obtain information relevant to its "fit and proper person" requirement for club owners.

Rangers was forced to seek bankruptcy protection on Tuesday over tax debts of 9 million pounds ($14 million) accrued in nine months since Craig Whyte took over the club in May.

In announcing the SFA's inquiry, Regan also said it was important "to learn the lessons from this unedifying episode."