It was the phrase used back in 2012 when they went down the tubes. Now it is back in use once more as Scottish football fans seek justice following yesterday’s verdict in the Big Tax Case.
Within that judgement, there is a clear indication that demonstrates Oldco had an advantage above all other Scottish clubs. Not a natural ‘above board’ advantage mind, an illegal one.
This isn’t news to us though. We knew this to be the case all along.
In fact we were reading about this and talking about tarnished trophies long before the Scottish media were willing to admit or report Oldco went under. When they did begin to report, they did so in their own way and only after it was undeniable.
To put spin on a story of this nature to protect a club who cheated the HMRC out of millions is appalling journalism. More importantly is that all Scottish football clubs have been cheated in one way or another by Oldco whilst gaining the support of the Scottish football authorities and the media who chose what to write.
This scheme allowed Murray and co to purchase and pay players (and staff) they would have had no hope of procuring without the EBT’s. That unfair sporting advantage took titles and trophies out of the hands of others.
Bring the house down.
For that reason alone, especially with yesterday’s verdict, every trophy won by Oldco during the years of that scheme should be stripped from them. Furthermore the titles and trophies should be awarded to the then runners up.
It’s been claimed that the SPFL and/or SFA do not have a process or directive that would allow them to do this. Well we have news for you, Scottish football fans don’t have a mechanism thatbis willing to accept that.
There is no way Scottish football fans will let this one go based on “the computer says no” theory.
There is more to this than just Oldco though. The SFA and SPFL have questions to answer about their role in seeing Newco into the 3rd Division, fit and proper appointments and even the untenable position of one Campbell Ogilvie.
This isn’t just about Rangers. It’s not even about Celtic v Rangers.
It is about seeking justice and fair play in Scottish football. We demand it.