Keith Jackson’s latest “exclusive” is so brazenly dishonest it takes your breath away.
Jackson and his rag are trying to paint this as the start of a new campaign to rethink the top flight’s decision to suspend the season. It is no such thing, yet even if it were it’s as doomed to failure as everything else Sevco has done since this crisis began, and it does not just involve a few embittered clubs.
Aberdeen, Hearts and Sevco are not the only clubs who want the season to be completed.
Jackson might not want to say it but Celtic do too. The club has made its position clear.
Lennon has confirmed it and even as Jackson’s piece was being flushed down multiple toilets this morning Scott Brown was saying it as well.
Behind all this is a lie. The lie that Celtic are somehow afraid to see out the remainder of the season.
The season is finished.
Everyone knows this to be true. Celtic are being pragmatic, as most clubs in this country are.
Aberdeen’s proposal is to play games behind closed doors.
The concept is sounder in theory than in practice; in truth, it’s just not feasible. The logistics of putting on even closed door games would involve dozens, maybe hundreds, of people and that simply can’t be considered a risk worth taking at the moment.
I don’t believe that any of the clubs in the league really believes we should be risking lives to play these games; nevertheless, Sevco’s public stance since that began suggests a peculiar callousness in that they see this whole thing as a cynical opportunity to deny Celtic the title or to cast its legitimacy in a bad light.
Their conduct has been shameful, but most shameful has been the conduct of the media which has assisted them in spinning conspiracy theories and pushing nonsensical “solutions” which would make our game the laughing stock of football.
This alliance has been haunting us for years, but it no longer has the power those at the top of it believe it does.
Jackson and his paper, and the Ibrox club itself, are incapable of seeing their agenda realised … all they have left is snark.
It is quite pathetic.
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