Rangers manager Ally McCoist and chief executive Charles Green have been issued with notices of complaint by the Scottish Football Association over comments made in the media.
Green faces a charge of bringing the game into disrepute for claiming "bigotry" was one of the reasons behind his club being denied entry to the Scottish Premier League.
McCoist has allegedly breached disciplinary rules as a result of comments he made about the SFA's Judicial Panel in April, when he demanded the panel members be named publicly.
Rangers and McCoist have until August 17th to respond, with a principal hearing date of August 30th set for both cases to be heard.
The charge against Green relates to a breach of the SFA's Articles of Association "insofar as...Charles Green brought the game into disrepute and did not act in the best interests of football by not behaving towards other members with the utmost good faith, all by making comments in a media interview which suggested that decisions taken concerning the future of Rangers FC were motivated, in part, by bigotry."
The former Sheffield United chief executive made the comments in an interview at Glebe Park ahead of Rangers' Ramsdens Cup tie against Brechin on July 29th.
Green said: "Some of it has been driven by bigotry, some of it's been driven by jealousy and some of it's been driven by all the wrong motives."
Green's Sevco consortium purchased the assets and business of Rangers when the club were consigned to liquidation over the summer.
SPL clubs then voted against the newco being admitted to Scottish football's top flight before Scottish Football League sides voted in favour of Rangers playing in the Third Division, with their first game taking place at Peterhead on Saturday.
Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray said the club would "vigorously defend" both Green and McCoist.
He said: "We are disappointed by the decision to convene disciplinary proceedings.
"The club has already provided the SFA with what it regards as a clear and compelling explanation of Mr Green's remarks.
"We will defend both Ally McCoist and Charles Green vigorously at the respective hearings.
"In keeping with the principles of free speech we will defend the right for people to express their opinions in good faith."