What a complete clown Stewart Regan is. To get involved in a Twitter spat with your own customers, to call them out and slag them off, and do this whilst not even in possession of the facts. To accuse people of being wrong, and be totally wrong yourself.
There was a rumour that Regan was poised to quit had Scotland lost one of games in this double-header, you know. That he was ready to “do the right thing.”
I didn’t lend it much credence but I wouldn’t have put it past him.
Because Regan knows that with Celtic’s call for an inquiry on the record the walls are closing in. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he jumped before the hammer comes down … it was just another reason to hope Scotland secured the two wins. Close that avenue off. Give him no way to try and dress an exit up as something virtuous. If he goes without a good excuse everyone will know he’s made a decision to cut and run.
For all that, I will be happy on the day he clears out his desk for the final time. Who wouldn’t be? This guy is a disgrace. He long since outstayed his welcome.
Whenever I hear his name now, I always think of the words Leo Amery, the Tory MP, directed at then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, quoting Oliver Cromwell, during the House’s debate on the Norway crisis during the early days of World War II.
“You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”
The only thing with that is, I have no idea what good he has been doing or indeed has ever done. I know that I was once a fan, but looking back I don’t remember why. His reputation is shot. His tenure will be remembered as a corrupt disaster.
There were 30,000 bums on seats at Hampden the other night. The long suffering Tartan Army has just about had it with this guy and with the association itself. I don’t know how many fans have decided to body-swerve the national team because of the behaviour of the men at the top in relation to corruption in the sport, but I know that ticket sales had completely tanked in the run up these matches and that only the splendid result in Lithuania made attending the Malta match palatable for a lot of the supporters. The late upsurge in ticket sales saved Regan and others from a lot of embarrassment and even more empty seats.
Send your “thank you” to cards to Celtic Park, Mr Regan. Along with a letter detailing when the inquiry will be set up.
This ticketing fiasco is just another example of Regan’s inability to take criticism and his penchant for flying off the handle. Funny that he rarely now takes on the Internet Bampots, who have frequently owned him when he’s stuck his neck out to argue. But he clearly feels a sense of entitlement when it comes to slagging off the actual paying customers who keep the actual lights on at the actual national stadium.
Look up Gerald Ratner and you’ll see his corporate mirror.
The thing is, all Ratner did was commit the worst crime you can in politics or business; he told the pure unvarnished truth. Regan wouldn’t know the meaning of the word.