When Monsieur Barton was planning his Caledonian sojourn, he confidently predicted that he would be a class act in Scotland.
Well, he certainly is playing a peaky blinder with this disciplinary case.
I’m told that he has a top notch employment lawyer representing him.
It is such a legal mismatch as to conjure up images of Moussa Dembélé against Philippe Senderos.
Of course, as reported here, a Freemason working for free recently told two members of the Sevco High Command that they could not win their case against the French-speaking midfielder.
The London-based brother told his Ibrox brethren that:
- They were wrong to suspend him
- They were wrong to extend the period of suspension
- They had no grounds for sacking him
- They didn’t make him aware of the specific sporting regulations in Scotland apropos gambling on football.
On the final point it was made clear that, if anything, the Holding Company Vehicle was more liable on the betting charge than the enigmatic existentialist Scouser.
For the avoidance of doubt, the entire case is absurd.
Perhaps the next time that Sevco goes into the Francophone market, they will hire a Pied-Noir goalie…