Our man on the inside, Charlie Green, seems to have upset a few people over the weekend. Charlie was playing to the gallery with his “bigotry” comment; it is not credible that the 35 clubs who voted against providing Sevco access to an elevated league are demographic significantly different from those of Rangers (1872/3). Although, there is a good chance that each of those 35 clubs will have a more mixed profile than the former club.
Green is still fending off interest from people with far greater pull with the Rangers (1872/3) support than he has (genuinely hope he succeeds here). He needs to sell tens of thousands of tickets to prevent his new club slipping into the hands of one of the other consortiums still trying to buy a piece of the action. I always caution Celtic from playing to the gallery, it delivers short term populism but is surely the alternative to a strategic plan. I am sure several clubs will express their alarm at these comments to the SFA.
Unfortunately, since the SFA failed to take action on either of Ally McCoist’s earlier inflammatory outbursts so they can expect more of the same from Green and others.
Attempts are being made to convince thousands of people a bigoted bogeyman has been out to get them. 99% of the target population will do no more than complain loudly but it’s the unpredictable >1% who exist in every community we should be concerned about.
To the best of my knowledge no Scottish club has ever accused others of bigotry, not even during ‘that’ 80 year period. If this is the new acceptable standard, the SFA are welcome to it, but it will be better for all if we go elsewhere to play our football. Our game has been potent for a century but it has now become dangerously unstable.
Let us go now, before this is whipped up any more. Anyone wanting to hold Scottish football together in its current form has a lot of explaining to do.