Ally McCoist has repeated his infamous ‘Who are these people’ quote over the decision to withdraw Paul Gascoigne’s induction to the Scottish football Hall of Fame.
After two weeks of sustained criticism about the decision it was announced on the eve of the Israel v Scotland match that Gascoigne’s nomination had been withdrawn.
Social media was swamped with details of Gascoigne battering his ex-wife Sheryl plus examples of his drunken exploits including various verbal attacks on Catholics and black people.
Playing a familiar card on TalkSPORT this morning the former Rangers (IL) boss asked: “Who is it that has effectively banned Paul here?
“I don’t have a problem with people making a decision but stand behind them
“Somebody has taken that responsibility, that is fine, good on them but who was it? I’d like to know who they are. I’ve got to say, it is rather embarrassing.”
In 2012 Rangers (IL) while in administration were handed a registration ban for offences second only to match fixing as they deliberately withheld income tax and national insurance in order to maintain wages to keep a team on the park.
Ibrox administrator Andrew Dickson sat in on the five day hearing explaining the club’s case to the three man committee.
After the verdict was given, at a media conference McCoist asked ‘who are these people’ in full knowledge of who they were. The Ibrox boss claimed that their decision could kill the club.
Following a social media witch hunt Raith Rovers had to pay for additional security after it was revealed that their director Eric Drysdale was named as being on the panel that sat in on the case.
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