Regular readers here will be aware of my adherence to the efficacy of the Kubler Ross model when it comes to bereavement and loss.
As klan Ibrox are still stuck in the denial phase they need people to be honest with them.
Today instead they got Dave King who was described by a South African judge as a “glib and shameless liar”.
He spoke today about the need for a three year sugar daddy gig at Edmiston Drive as if the club had not died last week.
Even if he wanted to play that role he couldn’t.
As it stands because of a ruling by Lord Hardie in 2006 makes it impossible for Dave King to buy a car in the UK never mind a share in a football stadium:
“29 June 2006 Lord Hardie
Act; P.Hammond A.D.
The Lord Ordinary, having heard Counsel, grants a Restraint Order in terms of Section 120 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 interdicting the first respondent DAVID CUNNINGHAM KING from dealing with any realisable property whether or not said property is described in this Order and including all realisable property transferred to said DAVID CUNNINGHAM KING after this Order is made and in particular and without prejudice to that generality with 3,064,627 shares in Murray Sports Limited, 9 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh which includes 37,448,459 shares in Rangers Football Club; interdicting the second respondent METLIKA TRADING LIMITED from dealing with any realisable property whether or not said property is described in this Order and including all realisable property transferred to said METLIKA TRADING LIMITED after this Order is made and in particular and without prejudice to that generality with the property at 11 Rowantree Grove, Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, Scotland registered in the name of Metlika Trading Limited; appoints the Petitioner to give notice of the Petition and this Order upon the persons named and designed in the Schedule appended to this Petition; grants Warrant for Inhibition and Arrestment.”
This application was made the UK’s Serious Fraud Office after being requested by their colleagues in South Africa.
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) know Mr King very well.
Given his own taxation issues in his adopted country it is highly ironic that he should be contributing advice to the distraught Ibrox klan at this late stage.
The basic fact is that people who supported Rangers football club let it die.
They stood aside for years and allowed it to become terminally ill.
A mixture of hatred and hubris convinced them that their club would always be strong and healthy.
When they were told the opposite by a Fenian in Donegal then it had to be lies.
Even as the evidence mounted up they continued to believe that someone would come in and pay their bills for them.
It didn’t happen and last week Rangers died.
Today the SPL fixtures were announced.
A famous name was missing.
That’s because dead clubs aren’t allowed to take part.
Club 12 is no substitute.