GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 14: (FILE PHOTO) General view of Ibrox stadium prior to the the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Glasgow Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. Rangers Football Club has lodged a notice of administration in Scotland, as the club awaits a decision over a disputed tax bill. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Glasgow– Rangers were dramatically kicked out of next season's Scottish Premier League after rival clubs voted overwhelmingly to exclude the ailing Glasgow giants, it was confirmed Wednesday.

The soon-to-be-liquidated Ibrox club had applied to rejoin the league after reforming as a new company but their request was turned down following a vote of the other clubs which make up the Scottish top-flight.

It caps a humiliating fall from grace for the most successful club in Scottish football, who were plunged into crisis earlier this year after entering administration following a tax dispute. – AFP