Gordon McQueen insists the demise of Rangers has reduced Scottish football to a laughing stock in England.
The Ibrox club are in crisis with no guarantees of its future while new owners are currently being sought by administrators Duff and Phelps.
The former Leeds United, Manchester United and Scotland defender was at Hampden to publicise the launch of the search for this year's Scottish Football Hall of Fame inductees.
McQueen, who has successfully recovered from a throat operation for cancer, still lives in England and he insists the perception of the game north of the border has markedly changed since the Scottish champions found themselves in trouble.
He said: "We have had nothing to cheer about at international level, it's not been easy for Scotsmen in England.
"One thing you were reasonably proud of was that we had two big clubs who had 50,000 there every single week and we could ram that down their throats.
"They are laughing at us now, because of what is happening at Rangers and it's not nice.
"I get the Scottish papers every day in life and every day it seems there is something else that turns up, another twist in the tale, and I haven't seen anybody who has come up with an answer yet, nobody, the Blue Knights (consortium who have shown interest in buying the club), the SFA, or even the press.
"You've got to have fears for the future of Scottish football when you see what is happening to Rangers and the national team haven't done anything in ages although I like the bloke who is in charge (Craig Levein).
"And we have done nothing at club level.
"I used to know people who used to wait religiously for Rangers and Celtic results, you don't get that so much."