“My father wasn’t at all keen on me becoming a Rangers supporter. He was a Glasgow policeman and because of that he resented the whole football scene in Glasgow. ‘He was actually very anti-football. When we were kids growing up he was very vocal on his dislike of the bigotry in football. The police in Glasgow at that time saw it as a basis for thuggery.
“My father took me to that first game reluctantly…”
Dave King, shooting the breeze with the Daily Mail in March last year.
“Like all of you who read this letter, I have always taken pride in being a Rangers supporter. It is something I inherited from my father who, in turn, inherited the legacy from my grandfather. This is what Rangers fans do. We pass on our pride and belief in Rangers to our children.”
Dave King’s letter to the season ticket marketing database last week.
One of the two statements is probably true, although with Dave, who knows? South African judge, Brian Southwood, referred to King as a “glib and shameless liar”. Despite this, the SFA decided he was an appropriate person to run a football club, free to send out messages like this, with the objective of relieving fans of an average of £411 per person. This is what happens when you enable people already branded a shameless liar, what do you expect?
I hope the SFA and Trading Standards are alerted to what’s going on, don’t leave it until it’s too late.
I’m waiting for new of the Ben Nevis Huddle, which should have taken place at the peak of the mountain in the last hour. Over 80 people set out on the climb this morning to raise funds for the Celtic Foundation – to feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless and help others in need.
It’s a magnificent Celtic effort. My wee brother’s up there, you can give his fundraising a pound or two here. Thank you.