Hibs fans reacted with fury tonight to their club statement urging them to move on.
One twitter account claimed that the Edinburgh side lost £3.6m during the EBT years which was based solely on lost prize money.
Reaching the group stage of the Europa League would probably have been worth over £2m to any Scottish club.
A more honest Hibs statement could have simply said “Rod Petrie is in line to be the next SFA President so we won’t be rocking the boat” ????
— Norman S (@norspring) September 11, 2017
That is endorsing cheating as far as I’m concerned Hibs have let their fans down big style Ggtth
— brian higgins (@hibee2008) September 11, 2017
Very disappointed with this statement. rather Hibs said nothing now we are going to get grieve from everyone other than the cheats
— John Ingram (@notahappyhibee) September 11, 2017
Shameful. Embarrassed to call myself a Hibs fan. https://t.co/nPtaYnxC0V
— Stuart Moffatt (@swm1981) September 11, 2017
Disgraceful! What’s the point having two fans on the board that have not carried the voice of the fans? Worst PR out of Hibs in years!
— Lyle Smith (@The_Duke_85) September 11, 2017
It’s not a surprise given RP’s place on SFA board and his continued dominance of hibs structurally.
— Duncan Hotchkiss (@DuncanHotchkiss) September 11, 2017
I’d actually rather have a thorough review, even if it meant Hibs or others facing disciple, than pretend there’s not dealings
— Jamie Ross (@jamieross11) September 11, 2017
The Hibs message boards are raging with Petrie over this as are Aberdeen’s with Milne? Fans can still force the issue here?
— Ian Stevenson???? (@Ian88Steve) September 11, 2017
Hibs chief Rod Petrie has been heavily involved in the SFA over the last decade and is likely to have his fingerprints all over the documentation that Stewart Regan is eager to keep secret.
Petrie was involved in The Five Way Agreement which paved the way for the Sevco club to be granted SFA and SFL membership despite fulfilling none of the criteria required of other membership applications.
That decision set the standard for recent events with similar interpretations of the rules applied right up to this season when Sevco were given a UEFA licence despite breaking virtually every Financial Fair Play rule imposed by UEFA.
Not a single Scottish club questioned that decision.