Clyde 1 Superscoreboard pundit Alex Rae has questioned what the relationship between Celtic and the SPFL actually is after Peter Lawwell’s contribution to a video conference call earlier this week, The Scottish Sun report.
Lawwell was one of the club representatives to speak at Tuesday’s EGM (The Daily Record), prior to clubs voting on opening an independent QC-led investigation into the SPFL’s handling of a prior vote last month.
Rae is still fuming with the league body despite a resounding number of sides rejecting those investigation calls and apparently has a bone to pick with Celtic too.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the radio pundit said: “It doesn’t sit right at all. I’m not even sure the SPFL are willing to look at some of this stuff further down the line. It’s almost a case of this didn’t happen, move on.
“If you don’t continue to look at your working practices and why they’ve been questioned, you will never improve as a governing body. And for me, they have to look at this stuff.
“If you’ve got a third of your members questioning these practices, it would be beyond belief to not try and take the concerns of the members you represent seriously.
“I’m not exactly sure what Celtic’s relationship with the SPFL is. But let me just put it bluntly, it did not surprise me that Celtic spoke up prior to the vote and subsequently after it. Not in the slightest because they’ve just been sitting back.”
What Rae is failing to grasp is that Stewart Robertson, Ann Budge, Shaun Niven, Dave Cormack, Les Gray and Iain McNenemy all also spoke at the EGM (The Daily Record), many of whom were in favour of the voting passing.
Is Lawwell to sit in silence and not represent the way Celtic were looking to vote? EGMs are for discussion and debate.
Celtic would then release a statement on the matter after the voting had concluded and results been made public, which is apparently something of note for Rae too, rather than a simple communication to interested supporters.
Any insinuation of anything untoward going on between Celtic and the SPFL is also pathetic.
Clearly Rae is still looking for answers from the league body but why the former Rangers man is bringing the Hoops into it is beyond me.