Plausible Deniability: The Rangers Fiasco

The Rangers fiasco is now all about “plausible deniability”. I generally don’t do conspiracy theories, but I cannot shake the feeling that prospective owners and the administrators simply don’t want to be seen to put the final bullets into the corpse. Rather, they’d have others do the dirty work for them and – such as with the transfer ban (in actuality about the mildest sanction imaginable) appeal – are seeking to expedite the process. The response from the SPL/SFA has been (at best) feeble. Now its going to come down to UEFA/FIFA diktats to the SFA. This gives the prospective owners/administrators(/liquidators) plausible deniability as they attempt to rally the Rangers supporters around a “Newclub” or “Airdire United II” whilst attempting to legally escape from their straightjacket, plus make a packet in the process. Might just work, given enough complicity (and desire for plausible deniability, too) from the SFA/SPL(/SFL), connivance from other clubs, succulent lamb, and sufficiently gullible supporters (of which Rangers appear to have thousands even after all that has happened). But given that this situation is now on FIFA/UEFA’s radar and the potential level of moral hazard (particularly for HMRC) it’s getting increasingly hard for me to see how this isn’t about to get even messier.

2 Responses to “Plausible Deniability: The Rangers Fiasco”

  1. rydo67 Says:

    When reading the back page of the Daily Record and its claims of deals being struck with the SFA despite the independent panel and voluntarily taking a 6mth punishment they went to court to prove doesn’t exist, I have to think to myself, are Rangers (IA) fans so gullible that the press think they can feed them any old tripe and they’ll swallow it? That newspaper is an effrontery to journalism!

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs, keep it up. 🙂

  2. James Scotjolly Says:

    I have to agree with your article, especially about getting messier, rather than any better for RFC(ia).

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