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It’s statement time over Resolution 12

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In most circumstances a board of directors that had brought in a popular new manager, put 10,000 extra bums on seats and delivered Champions League football could look forward confidently to the club AGM.

At 11am this morning the Celtic board will be introduced to the shareholders to polite applause with Brendan Rodgers given a heroes welcome by the supporter shareholders.

The charismatic Irishman will take centre stage but ticking away in the background is a three year old time-bomb.

Few resolutions take on a life of their own but Resolution 12 from 2013 has certainly achieved that.

For reasons not yet clear it seems that the Celtic board have been reluctant to take the matter to the SFA despite the incredible depth of evidence presented to them by a group of dedicated shareholders.

At the heart of the matter is the 2011 UEFA licence issued to Rangers (IL) despite an outstanding and overdue tax bill going back a decade to the illegal payments made to Tore Andre Flo and Ronald de Boer.

With that bill unpaid Walter Smith’s side pipped Celtic to the title giving Ally McCoist the chance to land a Champions League place and pick up an extra £20m.

Under UEFA rules a club that has achieved success by not paying their social taxes aren’t allowed to play in Europe. In 2013 Greek side Giannina FC were prevented by UEFA for playing in their competitions.

Celtic should have been put forward for the 2011/12 Champions League qualifiers.

The weight of evidence highlighting the inconsistencies between the SFA version of events and UEFA is substantial.

Encouragingly there has been suggestions over the last few days that Celtic are going to make a statement on Resolution 12.

It’s taken a long time to reach this stage, behind the cheers for Rodgers there is one piece of news that the shareholders are waiting for.

It may not be popular with Stewart Regan and his cronies but after three years of detective work the requisitioners deserve to know what the Celtic board are doing to about a mistake that is increasingly looking less than honest.

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