There are certain people that when they post things on social media it is best just to ignore them, they either claim to be ITK (in the know) or are posting because of self-interest, when a former executive of Scottish football posts that Rangers are in trouble, it carries a little more weight.
I just get a strong feeling with these delays that @RangersFC aren’t going to make it. They were already in dire financial straits. I can’t see how they survive this covid black swan. The question is: do they take the whole of Scottish football with them!! Critical days!!!
— RP Mitchell (@RPMComo) May 6, 2020
Roger Mitchell held the role that Neil Doncaster is in now with the SPFL in it’s previous incarnation of the SPL and will no doubt still be in touch with several key players at the top of the game in Scotland.
From day one of the SPFL saga, Rangers have been demanding that money is paid to clubs early from the governing body without cancelling the 2019/20 season – having their cake and eating it, so to speak.
Celtic fans took to Twitter in response to Mitchell’s post and reminded their “rivals’ of how quickly things unravelled in 2012, closing eyes and putting fingers in ears won’t make it go away.
— tom (@tom26066089) May 6, 2020
It seems that is correct and they are trying to take a Flame Thrower to the game on the way down!
— Mark (@maverickedin) May 6, 2020
That’s clearly what they are trying to do
A disgrace of a club
— RicardoMonteglin (@rickysproule74) May 6, 2020
I think you might be overstating the influence of Rangers. Collectively, Scottish clubs will call their bluff. Their reign is over, Gregory Campbell and the DUP wont save them either. Ordinary fans are sick of Rangers attempting to turn football into a war.
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) May 6, 2020
They’re trying to reset the whole Scottish football, they want a level financial playing field when it resumes. They’re back to the ‘you sink us, we sink you’ banners. It’s disgusting behaviour, they won’t accept they’ve caused their own financial mess and be responsible for it
— Hugh Jarse (@Pablo1963) May 6, 2020
Have to agree. Failed to produce interim accounts as usual. Covid19 & a dust storm of distraction provides the camouflage for covering colossal mismanagement. This time there’s no bank, taxman or Motherwell billionaire to blame. @spfl will fill the role this time. #offtheradar
— David Low (@Heavidor) May 6, 2020
Only time will tell if Mitchell is proven right but when Celtic already had a sizeable off field advantage to match the one on the pitch, the coronavirus pandemic is only going to make this bigger than it ever was before.