Notions of Justice

Good Morning.

Well that Twitter thing was quite lively last night, wasn’t it?

Chris McLaughlin – fresh from being re-embraced into the Sevconian bosom – posted this tweet.  

And the Twitter ‘entertainment’ went from there.

Aided by an article on the BBC website

Charles Green likely to face charges over his time as Rangers chief executive

….and a piece from Keith Jackson

Cops ready to grill Charles Green over former Rangers owner’s controversial Ibrox takeover

The Clumpany isn’t going to offer any comment on the possibility or potential course of legal proceedings.

But the tweets of Mr Jackson are worth a look.

Here are a few to ponder


I must admit that that final tweet had me filling up, and must surely appear as a passage in Keith’s autobiography – which could perhaps be titled “Off the Radar: A Long and Emotional Churn-ey”.😉

It could be a gripping account of a journalist’s relentless nose-to-the grindstone odyssey to fearlessly uncover the truth about all of the tasty issues to have cropped up in Scottish football in recent years.

But I digress…

Sadly, at the time of writing, Keith is yet to respond to the key question posed by many in response to that final tweet above.

Justice for whom?

I must admit that I thought The Clumpany’s Chief Spiritual Adviser, @FrPaulStone put it rather well.  

There are many different forms of justice that a large number of us would like to see.

Justice that has absolutely nothing to do with a police station or potential court appearances.

The list of issues is an all-too familiar one, and much of it has been hanging around for most of that 5-year period of which Keith speaks:

  • The creditor-mocking pretence that a football ‘club’ can survive liquidation
  • The content and implications of the secret 5-Way Agreement
  • The demonstrably flawed Lord Nimmo Smith Commission
  • Whether Rangers were properly awarded their 2011-12 European licence
  • Whether the SFA has continued to pursue Craig Whyte over his £200,000 fine
  • Whether Sevco has paid the £250,000 LNS fine
  • The role of the SFA in overseeing all of the above, and having a ‘conflicted’ President in office for so long; and
  • The less-than-lucrative TV and sponsorship deals secured by our adminstrators
  • Etc.

So come on Keith, while the formal processes of justice take their course, why not really make your engagement with the ‘Rangers*’ story as all-consuming as you say it is?

After all, what could possibly be more important to a leading sports journalist than asking tough questions about whether our national sport was and is taking place on a level playing field?

It has to be more appealing than having to hear the ‘off the radar’ jibe for the billionth time.

Doesn’t it?