In the middle of a boringly quiet international week what more could the Daily Record wish for than a former Rangers manager describing Celtic as the unacceptable face of Scottish football?
It could have been straight off one of the rancid message-boards that provide direction for the Mainstream of what their target audience is thinking about and looking to have reinforced.
With barely a second thought, pile in the Souness quotes, add no context or background then press PUBLISH and sit back and enjoy the soaring Google Analytics.
Unfortunately the pesky Internet Bampots have a wealth of contrary information and when it comes to Souness loads of detail already in the public arena.
The Jean Alain Boomsong deal could have been highlighted, the Barry Ferguson buy-back or the Catholic hate-fest at Tannadice to celebrate winning the league in front of BBC Scotland cameras.
Instead RTC highlighted how unacceptable it is for the manager of an EPL club to take a payment from his former club for buying one of their players.
Almost 200,000 views of this tweet.
About 200,000 people across the world reminded of Souness’ real character.
Why not? At least they paid their debt to society.
— Rangers Tax-Case (@rangerstaxcase) September 20, 2022
Still considerable interest in these events after all these years. 331K views of a tweet highlighting the value of Graeme Souness’ opinion on anything.
We aren’t forgetting the years of cheating and the SFA/SPFL efforts to sweep it under the carpet. pic.twitter.com/Vs1wvpJGF4
— Rangers Tax-Case (@rangerstaxcase) September 21, 2022
Fortunately the SFA and SPL never asked any questions about that payment, none of the other member clubs bothered with a massive dual contracts programme underway at Rangers allowing the club to employ players that they couldn’t legally afford to pay.
Those players denied other clubs trophies and prize money, denied opposition players medals and bonus payments with the scheme lasting for a decade.
Rangers Tax Case and others have a far better grasp of the unacceptable face of Scottish football than the Daily Record with daily print sales comfortably below 70,000 and fading faster than most other UK newspapers.