Stewart Regan has claimed that the Supreme Court ruling against Rangers (IL) hasn’t provided the SFA with any new evidence!
For four years the SFA and SPFL have hung on grimly to parts of the Kangaroo Court set up by Nimmo Smith who chose the easier questions and bodyswerved the real matters in his review.
Sporting advantage doesn’t appear in any laws of the game but was claimed by those defending a decade plus of cheating from their good friends at Ibrox.
While Albion Rovers, Spartans and East Stirling fielded ineligible players the club from Ibrox spent a decade doing the same under the term imperfectly registered players.
Finally Nimmo Smith claimed that the Ibrox tax scam was available to other clubs- the Supreme Court confirmed that players weren’t given discretionary loans but had side contracts liable to income tax and national insurance.
Despite the welter of evidence from the Supreme Court and Craig Whyte trial Regan has decided to focus on the wee tax case as the SFA smoke out a few sacrificial lambs as they attempt to move on and dupe the punters that line the pockets of the Hampden blazerati.
Celtic’s recent letter
In today’s Daily Record Regan explains:
Q: Are there ramifications for Rangers newco if oldco found guilty of a breach with regards the UEFA license?
S.R: The range of sanctions could – I stress could – be linked with how the five-way agreement comes into play in the future. ( Record Sport understands part of the five way agreement was for Rangers newco to accept liability for issues arising under the jurisdiction of oldco as part of the transfer of SFA membership).
Q: Celtic are asking why there is no review into the Big Tax Case when the SFA are willing to look at the Wee Tax Case?
S.R: We haven’t had any new information raised with us by member clubs. If they have new information or evidence they feels falls into our jurisdiction then we will deal with that.