Scottish first division side Dundee FC has been deducted twenty five points and banned from signing any new players after going into administration.
The SFL’s action leaves Dundee with minus eleven points and bottom of the league facing relegation. The club is unable to sign any new players until it comes out of administration.
The SFL board commented on the drastic action saying in a statement: "We are of the opinion that lessons are not being learned.
"Clubs have to realise that they can't treat their HMRC tax obligations as something akin to a credit card."
In September an administrator was appointed after the club failed to settle an outstanding tax bill but despite attempts to cut costs by making managemnt staff and players redundant the club entered administration last month.
Dundee will now face a battle on the pitch to preserve its first division status as well as a battle off the pitch to attract investment.
It’s not the first time Dundee has suffered financial troubles. The club went into administration when in the SPL in 2003.