After five years of wondering about whether the club hierarchy were as concerned about the honesty and integrity in the Scottish game Celtic fans were delighted by today’s statement.
It was much much more than a statement. It was the sort of transparency that terrifies the life out of Stewart Regan who would rather not have his coals raked. With skeletons in every filing cabinet the SFA chief executive has much to be worried about.
At various stages over the last few years there has been issues that have made Celtic fans blood boil.
Despite six consecutive titles there has been plenty of dubious decisions with the most recent being the awarding of a UEFA licence to the Sevco club despite various Financial Fair Play breaches.
Celtic’s official vow of silence has proved very testing with fans wondering about the motivations of the leadership.
Thursday’s leaked letter in The Times came by surprise and was more detailed than most fans could have imagined.
Today, at 12noon the details all came flooding out, justifying the club’s silence and shining a very uncomfortable light on Stewart Regan and his actions over the last six years.
Celtic statement today brilliant In light of cleat cheating we want a investigation unsurprisingly the SFA don’t. I wonder why ????#cheats
— machan alan (@alanokane1) September 9, 2017
Celtic finally call out the SFA!!???? https://t.co/os2RntDvo3
— Jackie Moran (@Jackie__Moran) September 9, 2017
Celtic have the SFA by the short & curly’s and we might see the deadco exumed to be stripped of their titles but it’s a fantastic statement
— liquid8 (@zombie1888) September 9, 2017
& Celtic have now completely outmanoeuvred the SFA in PR stakes. Regan has been made to look foolish, inept and completely out of his depth
— Roberts ???????????????? CSC (@67Grohl) September 9, 2017
They passed buck to sfa. All board members believe its only celtic fans that want this. I have spoken to board member at length.
— free the people (@McneillHot) September 9, 2017
Sneakily, like a shady deal, the SFA are trying to set terms of what would “satisfy” Celtic. Peter Lawwell has evaded this skilfully.
— G M McLean (@GMMcLean) September 9, 2017
Well done Celtic. Full enquiry is needed to sweep away SFA corruption to aid 1 club. Any other club would have had every result overturned
— Peter M 19????67 (@BkHazard) September 9, 2017
Pls give the entire correspondence a read. Celtic now (at last) publicly calling out the SFA. Fasten yir seatbelt! Bravo ???????? https://t.co/nztzNhjoTh
— Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) September 9, 2017
Absolutely correct. But the media narrative encouraged by the SFA wants to make it a Celtic rangers thing . Doncaster acts for all the clubs https://t.co/Y2R2X1LVtO
— Richard McGinley (@Richiestoke) September 9, 2017
@BBCSportsound did I actually hear Chick Young claim that as the sfa sanctioned the release of Celtic letters there’s transparency?!!
— Peter Quinn (@pquinn66) September 9, 2017
If the former Yorkshire County Cricket chief had an ounce of self respect he’s quietly resign and let his successor take over.
With no future employment prospects and no real supporters among the football community Regan is going to leave in shame- hopefully without the sort of pay off that was made to Jim Farry for his crimes against football.