"Taking sporting matters to the Court of Session was a serious mistake.
Scottish football could face an international ban from Fifa over Rangers' challenge to the SFA's transfer ban on the club
"The potential repercussions are something we certainly don't need at what is already a difficult time for Scottish football."
A Fifa statute states that "recourse to ordinary courts of law is prohibited unless specifically provided for in the Fifa regulations".
Caley Thistle went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland and won their case against the Romanian striker Niculae, who had been demanding £130,000 in compensation from the club over his £400,000 transfer fee to Dinamo Bucharest in August 2008.
At Rangers' appeal, Lord Glennie stated that the decision to uphold a transfer embargo on Rangers was beyond the powers of the SFA appeal tribunal, headed by his fellow Court of Session judge Lord Carloway.
Lord Glennie proposed that the matter should be returned to the SFA appeal stage, although the SFA has 21 days to appeal.
The punishments available to the SFA tribunal are a fine, expulsion from football, a ban on participation in the Scottish Cup and termination or suspension of the club's membership of the association.
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