Peter Lawwell has kept his cards close to his chest in recent weeks but played his best hand when it was needed during the SPFL EGM that saw Rangers proposal to have an independent investigation into the behaviour of senior executives blocked.
A report in Football Insider has revealed how Lawwell branded the infamous dossier of evidence that the Ibrox club was sufficient to call for the suspensions of Neil Doncaster and Rod McKenzie as “embarrassing”.
The Daily Record reported that Lawwell gave a “rousing speech” during the meeting ensuring that Rangers suffered yet another defeat, they should be used to it by now.
Celtic later released a statement following the publication of the vote result and made it clear that they fully support the men in charge of the Scottish game.
“We are satisfied that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by the board or executive and do not consider that such an inquiry is necessary.
“We greatly regret the denigration of named individuals who have, on every occasion, acted upon decisions which were made by the board of the SPFL, representing all 42 clubs.”
Rangers are expected to follow up their threat of legal action whilst the Hoops will be focussing on 2020/21 although the Chairman of the SPFL has claimed that they will be looking to see a return to football by the end of July.
Either way, it is just a matter of time before Celtic are crowned Scottish Premiership champions for the ninth consecutive season and the Ibrox club complete yet another year without a trophy, now that is embarrassing.