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BBC Scotland's Rangers investigation wins Foreign Press Association award

Marcus Ryder, Murdoch Rodgers and Mark Daly.
Image caption The BBC Scotland team of (from left) Marcus Ryder, Murdoch Rodgers and Mark Daly received their prizes at the Park Lane Hotel in London

A BBC Scotland investigation into financial dealings at Rangers Football Club has won another award.

Mark Daly, Murdoch Rodgers and Marcus Ryder picked up the sports story of the year trophy at the Foreign Press Association (FPA) media awards.

The accolade came days after the programme, Rangers - The Men Who Sold The Jerseys, won the current affairs award at the Scottish Baftas.

FPA judges said it was "a compelling and superb piece of journalism".

The programme was based on dozens of secret emails, letters and documents and included details of what went on behind the scenes in the run up to Craig Whyte's takeover of the club.

It also gave details of a tax scheme which cast a cloud over the club's finances until its eventual liquidation.

The judges added: "It was a riveting story that didn't just involve sport, but finance and Scotland as well."

The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday at the Park Lane Hotel in London.

The FPA was founded in 1888 and is the only association of its kind in the UK. It is one of the oldest clubs for foreign correspondents in the world.

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