Rangers deferential media were necessary for liquidation


I see the “equalise before the other team score” strategy is being utilised ahead of the publication of Craig Whyte’s book, covering the account of his purchase of Rangers and the sordid details around their slip into liquidation.

The Daily Record tells us that in the book, “Whyte will claim that he had the power to control the editorial output of the Daily Record.”

They lead with an incredible [literally]“No one is in any position to question the quality and integrity of our journalism”, while throwing their former editor Bruce Waddell, and ex-head of sport James Traynor, under the brown brogues by saying “That one’s for Waddell’s conscience” and “we’ll leave it to [Traynor] to address Whyte’s claims.”  There is no awareness that the world outside the newspaper views it as a publication that was willingly complicit in pushing a narrative that was fatal to the football club.

Despite admissions like “it is to my own eternal shame” and “pride-swallowing lesson” – but don’t question our quality or integrity – no recognition was made of what the rest of us knew at the time, the Record was the chief cheer-leader for the owner of Rangers.

They failed to put sufficient analysis into the role they played in the Rangers narrative ahead of liquidation in 2012.  This had a material impact on events, while others inside the club were doing their best to stop Whyte gaining control, the Record did everything possible to ensure he got his hands on the Arsenal shares.

And still, STILL, no criticism of David Murray from Cognitive Dissonance Towers.  How deep the bonds go.

Without David Murray’s control of the print and broadcast media, Craig Whyte would have been exposed and run out of town months before taking control of Rangers in May 2011.  The subsequent events could not have happened without a deferential army of media accomplices.

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  1. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    First of all – best wishes to Jackie Mac.



    It’s now all out war.



    Support Celtic or support Sky.



    Time to decide. You can’t do both.



    Mark Sutherland is a career policeman. When he first joined the force racism was as close to a pre-requisite for the job than a crime to be actively investigated.



    His pandering words on the occasion of a 12 YEAR OLD being charged should be seen for what they are.



    PS – Andy Walker & Kris Commons – Enjoy your soup.



    Hail hail



    Keep The Faith

  2. Alasdair MacLean on

    So, if I heard a youngster, ( not sure I could guess an age … but I think 1st years look very child-like – shouting racist “stuff”, what woul I do?



    Maybe a “hey, hey, don’t be saying that sort of stuff.”



    Really, would you do anything else?

  3. Alasdair MacLean on

    Can I just ask why people write Scotland and Scottish with a “d”?



    Been seeing it for years and realised I’m not sure why!

  4. D66


    Exactly !


    So the alleged two Celtic season ticket holders


    We’re happy to be subjected to being called


    Paedophile Fenian Tarrier Taidgh Bead rattler and the whole Hun Secterian list of bile so decided to name and shame a minor to Police Scotland !


    How does that benefit the club or the child.


    Racism is Wrong wrong wrong wrong but can’t believe two adults or Celtic supporters would take this course of action.


    First step would be a verbal chastisement


    If no joy what are we paying security for get him ejected and tell Celtic to remove his ticket or ban him !!


    But involving Police Scotland dear o dear !


    How much tax payers money to prosecute a child defies logic or does it !


    Unless there’s an agenda but why would they need an agenda ! Answers to Sky Craigy Whyte and Jabba on a postcard.

  5. Saddened to hear of Jackie McNamara’s serious illness. My thoughts and prayers are with Jackie, his wife and family.

  6. I noticed in Saturday’s Times the piece covering the publication of Whyte’s book describing the events surrounding the demise of Rangers that the journalist Greg Cameron states” the largest creditor voted against a rescue proposal and the Rangers operating company was put into liquidation”.


    From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs.

  7. If there was ever any doubt , Rangers do NOT exist. No matter what the pro hun meeja says, they died in 2012.


    If you don’t believe me check it out.


    Not just us of a Celtic persuasion, but the entire football world knows that.


    Guess who does not believe that, got it in one




  8. Alasdair……………



    Usually the way some hunned-up, hand-picked “commentator” pronounces Scotland.


    Listen ooot for it. ” scoddish”…………



    Never to be confused with The Dear Green Place of Glasgow or an enlightened Scotland




  9. Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland.



    The age of criminal responsibility in Scotland is 8 years old. This means a child aged 8 or older can be arrested or charged with a crime.



    The age of criminal prosecution is 12 years old. This means if a child aged between 8 and 11 breaks the law, their case can’t be heard in a criminal court. Instead their behaviour can be addressed by a Children’s Hearing.



    Children aged 12 to 16 can be taken to court but only for serious crimes. Most offences committed by children of this age will be dealt with by early intervention (like a warning or help from a support organisation) or the children’s hearings system.




    Serious crimes…

  10. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Mary Lou MacDonald from SINN FEIN has just had to defend a sinn fei n TD for singing the Celtic Symphony on rte news. FUGHIN LOVIN IT

  11. Alasdair MacLean on




    Cheers …… I’ll try!



    But, mind, coming from the north I may not hear it the same way. My ex teacher Aunt used to ask since when was the “t” dropped in “Scotland”?



    What she was hearing was Sco’lin.

  12. i think the 12 year old was trying to get his ball from under morelos car ,



    he got shouted at



    and replied,




  13. DAVID17 on 10TH FEBRUARY 2020 6:59 PM


    Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland.



    Was this not raised from 8 to 12 years last year. ?

  14. Thoughts and Prayers with Jackie McNamara and his family 🙏


    You were always a fighter Jackie Bhoy, one more battle to win



    Now, have Police Scotland decided that there was no crime in Moralos threatening to slit a 12 year olds throat


    Or Kent shooting him in the head


    Can you please do your job Police Scotland



    There was 2 Twitter comments doing the rounds last week, allegedly from Celtic fans, 1 man and 1 lady, they ended in exactly the same wording for last 2 lines


    Looked like false twitter accounts, with real Timmy sounding names


    Sure the lady name Bernadicta ( yip that was spelling) something, can’t remember the mans name


    As stated, looked fake accounts

  15. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Serious point – authorities went to extraordinary lengths to keep secret the name of the youth who abused Scott Brown.



    Hopefully the same rigour will apply here.

  16. If the 12 year old charge is true and I mean if !


    100 lines Racism is wrong wrong wrong then


    Grounded for six month and banned from Celtic Park till he’s 16 oh and a personal apology to Morelos would do the job in a country that believes in rehabilitation.


    However Police Scotland want to give a kid a criminal record cost the tax payer a fortune and potentially ruin a young life for an uneducated use of verbal racism.


    The same peepil who have cost the public purse millions in compensation and lawyers fees protecting active racist employees and officers throughout the UK with lies and deceit.


    Everybody makes mistakes adults can deal with adult issues better than children for a reason but even some adults struggle with grown up issues.


    Worried about the wee guy If true as I think his parents might need good representation time for a Celtic supporters crowd fund me thinks.


    Hold on now …..


    Statement O clock have now came out …


    Rancid outfit see an opportunity.


    Agenda or what !!

  17. Hopefully the 12 year old will learn his lesson and respond to some education on the evils of racism. I’d stop short , though, of pushing for a public flogging at Glasgow Cross.



    Did the Superintendent widely quoted today ever offer, for example, any view on the FTP comment at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel ( I think it was) some months back which involved a former Sevco player. It was widely available on social media.



    Hopefully the Superintendent, having made his public comment today, will clock into work tomorrow and pick up some tasks more in keeping with an officer of his rank.



    But the bar has been set very high now and with our visit to Ipox in March on the horizon, I hope that senior officer will be taking his PNB along to the game as I can guarantee he will hear prolific levels of racism/sectarianism. He is free to act and/or comment.

  18. moral high ground ………… that is lower than a snakes belly.






    Now that the Police have charged an individual with racially abusing Alfredo Morelos at the Old Firm game on 29 December, it is necessary to state yet again that racist abuse, indeed abuse of any form, must never be condoned or dismissed.



    The first thing to be made clear is that even though many others commented on the issue of abuse (racial and sectarian) directed towards Alfredo Morelos, Rangers had a duty of care not to say anything that might compromise a live Police Scotland investigation. What none of us should ever do, however, is dismiss, or trivialise abusive behaviour as too many media outlets, journalists, and pundits have done in this instance.



    Perhaps there might be a bout of contrition and one or two may feel a pang of guilt now that the evidence some of them so loudly demanded is there in the form of this charge.



    If enough of our media had been of a mind to treat the issue with the gravity required from the outset, as normally happens with these issues, there would have been none of the dismissive comments which have helped pollute social media, newspapers and broadcast platforms. Social media is, of course, largely lawless but some of the pieces written and broadcast around Alfredo Morelos in mainstream media were and remain disgraceful.



    He has been described as a waster, a cheat, an angry brat and one columnist/pundit actually wrote that if you can’t take the vitriol you are in the wrong city. The implication seems to be that the fault lies not with those who choose racism and abuse, but with a young immigrant who chose to come to our country. This is a deeply disturbing attitude and that it was actually expressed in a national newspaper defies belief.



    When a player is at the centre of an abuse claim he is treated with respect and sensitivity and given support. That is certainly the case in England, but not here and most certainly not with Alfredo Morelos, who is actually being demonised in many quarters of the media.



    A number of factually incorrect stories have been written and published about Alfredo recently causing a great deal of stress and anxiety within his family at a time when his heavily-pregnant wife should be calm and relaxed.



    A river of negative and hurtful attention has been flowing towards the Morelos family without thought or concern for the individuals involved and the way they have been treated is shameful. Especially vulgar is the manner in which claims of abuse, racist and sectarian, have been dismissed in some quarters – BBC Scotland in particular – where the overall situation has been mocked amid outrageous claims that Rangers were behind the leaking of certain stories. None of this shows our media and country in a good light.



    Perhaps now some people will take a long and honest look at themselves and who knows, they might even apologise, but all of this serves only to make Rangers even more committed to our Everyone Anyone campaign. We will not stop or slow our efforts to make Ibrox a place open and welcoming to all.



    Finally, Rangers would be more than happy to accommodate the young person involved in this latest incident on one of our courses designed to help people understand why racist and sectarian abuse is unacceptable. Indeed, if any of those journalists/pundits who got it so badly wrong would like to attend we’d also welcome and help them.

  19. A 12 year old lifted,and it’s Statement O’ Clock time from Sevco,I don’t think we’ll be taking any lessons in racism and sectarian behaviour, from that fat fud Jabba.And the only stadium in the UK,who had a stand closed for racist behaviour is……….?

  20. RE: 12 y-o Child tried in the british national press.



    Lets be crystal clear, all forms of racism are abhorrent.


    Heard from a good source (just because it’s hearsay duznae mean it isn’t true).


    Apparently the kid was shouting at Morelos ‘ya dafty’.


    A steward at Celtic Park reported, said he was shouting ‘darky’. Unusual language, rarely heard since the 70s. Allegedly.



    Should a child be reported in this manner in the national press?


    Maybe for murder or other grievous crimes…


    However, this news story has recently been heard on BBC Radio 2 and Talksport too now.



    A child calling an adult very bad names is the national news, there is another agenda involved here.



    Sounds like fat trainer starts off with ‘due to a police investigation it would be improper to comment on a live investigation…blah blah blah………he then provided a couple of pages worth of comment!!!



    Oh dear


    It also appears they are celebrating a bit too early


    Has the wee boy been convicted of anything yet?




  22. if only the kid had called morelos a Fenian Taig Tattie Munching Bog Trotter, why dont you go home.



    no case to answer.

  23. glendalystonsils on

    So ,Rangers* run courses to educate young people in racist and sectarian abuse!??



    The use of , presumably.



    Its like saying Adolf Hitler ran courses in how to organise Barmitzvah’s.



    The very essence of utter hypocracy.

  24. Firstly thoughts and prayers with Jackie Mc and his family, you have the Celtic family at your side.



    Given the latest garbage from Sevco never have I felt more motivated to win a league and when we do let’s party like never before.

  25. I think Fat Charlie getting caught with a tart,would cause his pregnant wife more stress,than a 12 year old allegedly shouting something….

  26. AuroraBorealis79 on

    I am astonished that any football club would release such a statement regarding the arrest of a 12 year old boy. This & the media attention it has received today is outrageous & borders on child abuse.



    But Ra*gets! The absolute in pinnacle of racist institutions. If I didn’t find this so serious I would be in fits of laughter for months.



    Sick Ba…….

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