Alex Ferguson has described the liquidation of Rangers of tragic.
In an interview with Michael Stewart for BT Sport the former Aberdeen manager seems to struggle with the realities of decades of financial doping.
After Celtic Aberdeen suffered more than anyone from the tax schemes of David Murray which scooped up silverware while their rivals paid income tax and national insurance to the Inland Revenue and HMRC.
When Fergie was in charge of Aberdeen they regularly hammered Rangers (IL) home and away and in 1982 and 1983 beat the Ibrox club in the final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden.
Without the endless overdraft supplied by the Bank of Scotland and HMRC all over player contracts a semblance of normality has settled over Ibrox with a group of deluded ‘investors’ funding losses of £10m a year in the vain attempt to stop Celtic.
Looking at the situation at Ibrox Ferguson said: “Rangers are finding it very difficult. They’ve got a long way to go before they can get to the Rangers standard of my time, particularly as a player there.
“There’s no doubt they’ve gone through an incredible upheaval in terms of what’s happened to that football club.
“It’s been tragic in many, many ways but it’s difficult to see them jumping Celtic and overcoming Celtic at this moment in time.”
Ferguson’s last match as a Rangers player was the 4-0 defeat from Celtic in the final of the 1969 Scottish Cup Final.
The only tragedy about Rangers is the 276 creditors left high and dry while Ally McCoist, Ian Black, Lee McCulloch, Dean Shiels and dozens more live the high life off the gullible fools.
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