BBC Scotland pundit Michael Stewart has quoted a board member who has suggested there is no whistleblower evidence included in today’s Rangers ‘dossier’.
The Ibrox club have shared an extensive document with Celtic and the other 40 clubs in the country after making a statement on 11th April that accused the SPFL of bullying and called for the suspension of Chief Executive Neil Doncaster.
As quoted by Rangers.co.uk, the April statement said, in part: “We have been presented with evidence via a whistleblower that raises serious concerns surrounding the SPFL’s processes relating to its stewardship of the voting on the resolution presented to member Clubs.
“Rangers’ Interim Chairman, Douglas Park, attempted to discuss this evidence with SPFL chief executive, Neil Doncaster, who initially refused to do so. The SPFL followed up that call with an e-mail, which we believe was a thinly disguised attempt to silence legitimate concerns.
“Rangers will not be bullied into silence. We believe it is in the interests of all Scottish clubs and supporters that the evidence, which is alarming, be addressed as quickly as possible.”
However, BBC Sportsound pundit and former Hearts man Stewart has spoken to a board member today who claims that as of yet, there is no sign of this whistleblower evidence in the documents submitted.
The words of a board member who has had a wee read of the “dossier”
“As yet I can’t find a whistle or anyone with the breath to blow it”
What a thoroughly unedifying episode this has been
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) May 7, 2020
With the SPFL also issuing a strong rebuttal of the ‘dossier’ (BBC), there’s a chance here that whatever evidence Rangers think they have might not quite have the desired effect.
They’ve called an EGM, due to take place next week, for clubs vote on whether there should be an independent investigation into the SPFL.
However, will there be an appetite from Celtic and other clubs to entertain that notion, especially if the information provided today isn’t that damning?
The full details have yet to be divulged, so there’s plenty of mileage in this story yet as Thursday develops.