The empty-headed hubris at Ibrox is a site to behold. It is truly epic and if we were to accept the narrative of a career criminal who lies for a living we could be transported back to Ancient Greece and Homer’s ‘The Iliad‘.
Mike Ashley is cast as Agamemnon, who has captured the intellectual property (Chryseis) and is loath to return ‘her’ to her Trojan Father Chryses and threatens to impose a ransom demand for ‘her’ return.
Agamemnon eventually relents and allows her to rejoin her father, but in a move that serial adulterer Mountie Murray would approve of, he takes in her stead Briseis, Achilles’ favourite war-prize concubine.
Those thinking that Mike Ashley has given away Chryseis for no return should think again. He had his boot on King’s scrawny neck and could have snapped it in two. The Court Case would have been a slam dunk for Ashley. King and Murray clearly abnegated on their fiduciary responsibilities at Rangers Retail by unilaterally withdrawing the use of the intellectual property. Even the disgraced Masonic wannabe Peter Smith could not have helped King and Murray as he has been suspended from the bench for being a self-serving prick ( not to put too fine a point on it).
However King is not the man of letters of world renown. He is more akin to Homer Simpson. He really is that thick:
This inordinately embarrassing surrender by King is being spun as a victory. Traynor is pedalling so furiously at Auchenhowie that his spandex cycling shorts might combust. The image of a Bactrian camel on a unicycle comes to mind.
Ashley had King bang to rights. A £5m hit would have put an end to Charles Green’s basket of assets. So King climbed down and engaged in a deal with his sworn enemy that he could not refuse.
If Lite don’t shift last year’s stock, they have to make reparation to Sports Direct by paying the full retail price for each unit. As the gullibillies rejoice they don’t realise that they are buying old rope from a dodgy salty sea dog.
When the devil in the detail eventually comes to light it will be revealed that King is bent over a barrel and is being caned for being a stupid spiv.
There will be only one winner in the Greek tragedy at Ibrox and it won’t be Homer King.