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Blind Budge hasn’t seen the evidence but backs Ibrox EGM call with Hearts players in revolt

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Ann Budge will support Douglas Park’s call for an SPFL EGM even though she has no idea about the alleged evidence from the ‘whistle-blower’.

The Hearts owner seems to be on in the same deflection mindset as the Ibrox operation. While Park kicks up a stink there is at least a £10m funding gap in his club making it through to the end of June.

At Tynecastle most players are refusing to have a pay cut imposed on them. The players are at Hearts for one reason- they were offered more money than elsewhere.

At the start of this season Budge was able to offer Steven Naismith a four year deal starting at £7,500 a week, wee Naisy spent most of last season injured while on loan from Norwich.

Using the same sort of rational Budge is backing the EGM call from Ibrox, telling The Sun:

I haven’t seen any of the evidence they say they have from the whistleblower but I would think they will have to put it out there fairly soon.

If this is going to go to a vote, the clubs who are voting will want to know what that evidence is so I anticipate or assume we will all be getting sight of something fairly soon.

From my perspective, an investigation still has to happen to allow us to draw a line under it. We need to identify where the issues were, if there were any, and try to make sure we don’t let it happen again.

So, I am still supporting the calls for an independent review and I don’t understand why they have done what they have done.

The SPFL board, including Ibrox MD Stewart Robertson, will host a video conference call later today to deal with the call for an EGM.

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