The news of Charles Green’s exoneration by the Deloitte-led investigative team has been a bombshell to the anti-Green faction at Ibrox.
As predicted by this blogger, the inquiry will clear both Green and Imran Ahmad of having business links with Craig Whyte which could give Whyte any legitimate claim to the assets at Ibrox.
Those twisted with bitter hate of Green and Ahmad were so angry over the news that they immediately blamed them for leaking the story to the BBC’s Chris McLaughlin!
As predicted by myself and others – including some posters who comment on here – these people will not desist in their attacks on Green. Their rage is palpable. Having said that, I would not be surprised if certain people who like to jump on the horse that looks like it is going to win change their tune and become more conciliatory towards Green.
Particularly if the bluff Yorkshireman decides to heed the calls of thousands of the Rangers faithful and makes a return to the Rangers boardroom in some capacity.
My understanding is that Big Chuck has been keeping a careful watch on proceedings and knows who his friends and enemies are at Ibrox and among those who comment on things Rangers.
Some of those who turned on Green waited till it looked like he was a goner before they began to attack him viciously and obviously hoped that the combined investigative powers of Deloitte, Pinsent Masons and a QC would find the dirt that would sink him forever.
Sadly for them, they were wrong and Charles Green was supremely confident from day one that they would be.
Furthermore, I can reveal that one of the two men under close scrutiny by the highly expensive and totally needless inquiry team was desperate to prove his innocence by means of a polygraph test.
I am led to believe that a lie detector test is the last thing someone else on the board would want to take concerning links to Craig Whyte.
Anyway, Green and Ahmad can never again be accused of dodgy dealing in relation to Craig Whyte, at least in terms that would imperil Rangers FC.
I don’t think it is too much to expect that certain people who have been highly critical of both Green and Ahmad would eat some humble pie and admit that the Craig Whyte smear is something neither could be now reasonably accused of.
I see the Green-haters on Follow Follow are frothing at the mouth over the news that no links have been found. Despite the findings of one of the UK’s top accountants and one of the top legal firms, along with a QC, some hate Green so much that this is not enough proof.
My own view all along was that Rangers fans did not need to trust Charles Green; all they had to do was monitor him. I think the extremely thorough forensic investigation he has just endured is monitoring aplenty.
And has resulted in the man’s exoneration.
You have to wonder what smears the anti-Green faction will come up with next.
Green’s possible return is a hot topic on social media. Fans are divided but there is massive support for him coming back in some capacity, perhaps as Chairman if Malcolm Murray heeds the Rangers board and steps aside.
Murray’s own role will be under severe pressure when the final bill for the pointless investigation of Charles Green is presented to Rangers.
Remember that Malcolm Murray is the man who, as part of the Green consortium, assured fans that Craig Whyte was not involved with that consortium and that measures were in place that meant he never could be.
Some board members may want to ask Malcolm Murray why there had to be a hugely expensive Deloitte-led inquiry given his previous emphatic declarations concerning Whyte’s non-involvement.
Those same board members may want to question the Chairman very forcefully over the suspicion voiced by many that the Deloitte probe was just a smokescreen as part of an elaborate plan to remove the Green team from Ibrox.
If, indeed, the investigation WAS a smokescreen, then this has been a monstrous – and arguably criminal – misuse of company funds.
After my blog piece yesterday about Green being removed from the boardroom so that the Rangers board could “do a deal” with the SPL cabal without resistance from Big Chuck, I have been heartened to see that many bluenoses are voicing their own determined opposition to the club capitulating in such a way.
Sadly, there are some who are happy for the Gers to capitulate and take the seedy invite to SPL 2 should it be proffered.
Funnily enough, they all seem to hate Charles Green.
Who would have thought it?