The news that the SPL have dropped the case against Hearts re the late wages is an indicator of what lies ahead. As doomsday approaches Ibrox, the SPL did not want to hammer Hearts for the simple reason that there is a strong possibility that there will be another club in the same position as Hearts in the very near future.
After all the posturing, the SPL have shown themselves to have no backbone nor indeed grasp of basic SPL law. So in future pay your players when you like, openly criticise the governing body and by all means call us cheats and liars. You'll face no action.
The fact of the matter is, like Rangers, Hearts have been consistently cheating for years by delaying tax and wage payments whilst others, like Aberdeen and Hibs in particular, are struggling on the park because they played fair on it.
The only outcome today should have been a docking of points and a warning that if this continued, demotion was inevitable. Sadly, we have a joke league that makes us all a laughing stock again.