Friday, February 17, 2012
Celtic ‘spit the dummy’ and get angry over First Minister Alex Salmond's comments, First Minister scores own goal in ‘did he say that moment’?
Usually the First Minister is pretty niffy on his feet, but he is not a football player or indeed a rugby player.
In a recent dribble onto the football scene, the First Minister Alex Salmond has scored a fantastic own goal.
His pace was quick, he dribble down the outside before lobbing the ‘grenade’ into his own net.
The opposition goal is up the other end of the park.
Which brings us to Glasgow Celtic, who have officially voiced anger after Alex Salmond suggested the survival of Rangers is crucial for Celtic and the rest of Scottish football to prosper.
No, it is not, just as the SNP would survive his departure or even George Laird, the party will go on.
Alex Salmond told Sir David Frost, in an interview to be broadcast on Frost over the World on Al Jazeera English:
"Obviously HMRC have got to pursue, in the public interest, taxation. Equally, they've got to have cognisance of the fact that we're talking about a huge institution, part of the fabric of the Scottish nation, as well as Scottish football, and everybody realises that. The most die-hard Celtic supporter understands that Celtic can't prosper unless Rangers are there. The rest of the clubs understand that as well. Therefore you have to have cognisance of these things when you're pursuing public policy. We've certainly been arguing to HMRC on one hand, and indeed to Rangers, to for goodness sake get a settlement, get a settlement and a structure over time whereby Rangers can continue because Rangers must continue for the future of Scottish football and for the fabric of the country."
One of the problems that the SNP has whenever an English institution such as the HMRC or the like try to tackle something unlawful, the SNP mistaken think it is clever to play the Scotland card.
Rangers’ problems didn’t happen by accident, they happened by design, which is why people and fans are asking where the fuck is the money gone?
And the Administrators replied, they don’t know yet but will keep looking.
In response, an unhappy Celtic released a statement which read:
"We are very disappointed with the First Minister's claims that Celtic 'need' Rangers and that Celtic can't prosper unless Rangers are there. This is simply not true. In a series of interviews given just three days ago, we made it abundantly clear that Celtic has a well-defined strategy and a business plan independent of the fortunes of any other club. That remains absolutely the case. The predicament of Rangers is clearly a serious and complex matter with a whole range of possible outcomes. However, we are extremely well-qualified to make our own position clear and have no wish to see this being misrepresented for political reasons."
Clearly there is “concern” by the First Minister Alex Salmond and his Deputy Minister Nicola Sturgeon, her brother in law who works for Transco in Kilmarnock is a Rangers supporter. Interesting pic of him, his son and Roman Abramovich in the office.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon jumped onto his Twitter account, saying:
"Important statement from the club today with regard to Mr Salmon's quotes . Once again we have made our position clear."
Later, Alex Salmond issued his own statement, saying:
“It's just a misunderstanding. I wasn't trying to imply that Celtic's finances were in any way under question. That was not the point I was trying to make. The point I was trying to make is that I think everyone in Scottish football, regardless of club, wants to see Rangers continue in football. I'm not an Old Firm supporter but if you look for a fixture at its best it's one of the great epic encounters in football and it would be sad if it didn't continue. I did not mean in any sense or way to imply that the finances of Celtic Football Club are in anything other than on a very sound basis.”
What a great pity, the First Minister couldn’t have made this clear earlier, I have the same problem speaking English because it is only my first language.
The SNP and the Scottish Government should not get involved in this issue even if they think it will draw them votes in the Glasgow Council Election because of the financial concerns of how Rangers Football Club was run.
Presumably some idiot in the Scottish National Party standing for Glasgow City Council will be declaring their ‘love’ of Celtic soon.
Red card for the First Minister and sent off the pitch!
They say politics is show business for ugly people, and there is an old showbiz saying never work with children and animals, add to that other people who kick balls for a living.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University