At some point today those who believed Rangers have, or should have, impunity from the law of the land, as well as the rules and regulations of Scottish football, will awaken to the realisation that this is not the case.
Soon thereafter another thought will arrive: what about the impending Improper Registration of Players charge?
Over a decade of subverting every competition they have played in. Denying clubs who register players correctly the right to compete on a level playing field. Grabbing prize money and the abundant financial rewards of Champions League football rightly due to others – more on this later in the week.
This charge brings every domestic and European competition they played in into disrepute and is several times the magnitude than that which Rangers were punished for yesterday. Then consider bringing the game into disrepute by chasing football bling instead of paying taxes, a separate issue from player registration.
The toxicity of these charges is enormous and if upheld will bring punishments appropriate for corrupting over 700 football games. A whole raft of disciplinary procedures has still to take place. If the misdemeanours of the Craig Whyte era have caused distress, those of the old board, including Ogilvie, Johnston and the Murray twins, will soon establish Rangers current owner as a mere footnote in the club’s demise.
Show of hands, who sat on the board that spent £4m on Jelavic two years after the HMRC investigation into EBTs started?
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