Anyone who has ever read this site knows that the SFA are not fit for purpose. An independent report by The Tax Justice Network exposed the SFA as being corrupt and self-serving. As Stewart Robertson, MD of Rangers, helpfully pointed out, Mr Regan has called on a couple of occasions since events on Saturday. The first call was understandable. It behoved him to ensure that the players survived their ordeal unscathed. As for subsequent calls, Regan probably dipped his toe in the water apropos a fine for Rangers and was informed that Dave King would have him in court faster than he could say ‘judicial review‘.
Money is tight at Ibrox. A fighting fund has been set aside to take Green, Stockbridge Ahmad, Llambias, Ashley and SDI to court. With so many respondents, should the matter not be resolved in Rangers favour, the costs will be substantial. James Blair’s Anderson Strathern are pursuing those who engaged in the Rangers Retail agreement. They will be seeking millions in costs.
Given that Regan has been told in no uncertain terms to exonerate Rangers, his thoughts will turn to how to punish Hibs. What sanction will be appropriate? At this point he will invite the SFA’s Vice President, Rod Petrie, to dinner in The Glengoyne Suite at Hotel Du Vin. He will offer him one of two possible sanctions. A fine or a Scottish Cup game behind closed doors next season. Regan will strongly recommend a fine as a closed gate deprives Regan of revenue. The bidding will start at the £250,000 mark as per the LNS findings, which Mr Petrie will rail at as this was deemed appropriate for eleven seasons of systemic cheating. The traditional fine would be £50,000 but as this was a cup final with maximum publicity, this will be doubled to £100,000 with Hibs bound over for a year, with a sanction of £250,000 should they reoffend.
Having dealt with the matter with Mr Petrie, Mr Regan will have a chat with the Police Commander to agree with his assessment that the police presence was appropriate. Mr Regan will thank the police for their sterling efforts on the day that nipped a pitch battle in the bud.
Does anyone actually expect a proper enquiry? How naive of them!