Will the SFA ask Ally McCoist to send them his list of a hundred players and OFFICIALS that bet on Scottish football?
Yesterday in a typical show of deflection the wise-cracking Sevco boss brandished some sheets of paper which he had put together in ten minute containing the names of players and officials who liked to put on a wee fiver or a wee tenner on a wee coupon.
Equally typical of McCoist he didn’t want to reveal any of the names on his list- in sharp contrast for his demand to know the names of the SFA panel that applied a registration ban on Rangers (IL) for offences secondly only to match fixing.
In most circumstances it would be laughable to suggest that the SFA would take action against a club that seems except from publishing audited accounts but in recent weeks there has been two signs of resistance from Hampden to the constant attacks coming from Ibrox.
Last month, both current chief executive Craig Mather and McCoist, publicly questioned why Hearts hadn’t been fined for going into administration yet Rangers had been hit with a £50,000 fine in February 2011.
Without receiving a formal request from Ibrox the SFA responded stating that the fine had been requested by the Rangers lawyer, in typical SFA fashion they delivered the punishment requested.
Yesterday after the Ibrox boss admitted that he didn’t know the rules regarding betting on football and requested that everyone sit around the table for a discussion another statement emerged from the bowels of Hampden.
An SFA spokesman said: ”The rule is clearly stated in the judicial panel protocol.
“Team staff, players, referees, or anyone else under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA, shall not bet in any way on a football match.
“If he needs further clarification on that, he can call us.”
Asked if he knew about the betting ban McCoist stated: ”To be honest with you, no, I wasn’t because I hadn’t studied them.
“If it’s in their rules, it’s in their rules. I don’t know if it’s too strict but everybody should sit down and know the rules.
“Not enough people do know the rules – and I include myself in that.”
After laughing and joking his way through the media conference there was one topic that the former Question of Sport skipper wouldn’t be drawn on.
With his list of 100 players and officials that bet on football at his side McCoist was asked about Black betting against his own team.
Quick as a flash he responded with: “Can we just move on to football please. I think I’ve said all I want to say on it.”
Black can get odds of 7/1 on an Airdrie Utd win tonight over Sevco with Ladbrokes pricing the draw at 4/1.