Although I feel some sympathy for Rangers’ current plight, surely no one could deny that it was self-inflicted!
The Glasgow giants broke the rules so that they could sign quality players and win trophies and now the chickens have come home to roost.
That’s why I find it strange that Rangers (both management and fans) should react so viciously to the fines and sanctions imposed recently by the Scottish Football Association.
No sooner had the 12 month transfer ban and the fine of £260,000 been imposed than Rangers began to shout ‘foul’.
I have no problem with a club believing they are hard done by, but the facts don’t support that on this occasion and the aggression that followed was also uncalled for.
Rangers manager, Ally McCoist immediately demanded that the identities of the three man panel who imposed the sanctions be made public.
When this happened we saw a series of ‘threats’ being made against these people who were only carrying out the rules of the Scottish F.A.
After all, did Rangers really believe they should get away scot free while a long list of creditors remained unpaid.
Even Walter Smith weighed into the debate by stating that people were putting the boot in when Rangers were down.
Can I remind Walter that he won quite a few league titles with quality players who were signed by breaking the rules.
It helps nobody in Scottish football that the ‘Gers’ are in this position but if people are angry, then look towards those who were in charge of the club when this happened and not some totally innocent S.F.A. Administrator.