The testimony of Gary Allan, QC, to Channel 4’s Alex Thomson, on the threats and intimidation he received after sitting on the SFA tribunal which imposed a 12 month player registration ban for various financial misdemeanours while the club was in administration, is stark.
The details of what Mr Allan went through is available on the Channel 4 website, it is so gruesome I’d rather not bring it here, but these are not the action of football fans. This is a criminal subculture which has attached itself to elements of the game. It would be an enormous mistake for anyone to pander to those elements, only chaos will result.
It is painfully evident the damage which can be caused by inflammatory comments but unfortunately I predict further incitement ahead. A great deal of wrong-doing went on in the Scottish game over a long number of years which subverted our competitions. This has now been disclosed and disciplinary processes are underway. It is too late to stop this process, nor should it be stopped.
Those who subverted the game are entitled to a fair hearing but the rest of Scottish football are entitled to demand processes are followed.
Gary Allan is a mere water carrier of the Rangers-group-of-clubs troubles. The architects are being protected, as best they can be, by their former lieutenants.
It’s been a good week for the broadcast elements of the mainstream media.
There is a pause button at the bottom left of the video if required.[calameo code=000390171a36dad35d58c lang=en page=1 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]