Ian Maxwell’s Comments On The Ibrox Media Issues Are Worthless And Gutless.

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Ian Maxwell spoke to the press today about the midweek decision at Ibrox to ban Sutton and Lennon from their press area, calling it “another negative story about Scottish football.”

It is nothing of the sort, and the SFA CEO should not be dragging the rest of the game into this gutter with the club which is at fault.

This, right here, is part of the problem.

The Scottish game only suffers reputational damage from incidents like this if those who run it refuse to call it out for what it is.

This disgrace belongs to one team and Maxwell should have said that, and been hard on them. Instead, he widens their shame to cover the rest of us.

No wonder nobody respects these people. How can you?

All this guy had to do was point the finger where it belonged and he’s failed to do it. His comments are pathetic.

No wonder Ibrox thinks it can do whatever it wants.

That club is not going to reform until it is made to suffer the consequences of its actions, and how do you get to that if you can’t even talk straight and communicate clearly on the matter?

Aside from those comments, Maxwell says that these aren’t governance issues.

Is he taking the piss? TV companies pour millions into the game, and if clubs are telling them who they can and cannot send to cover matches they will eventually wonder why they should bother.

Ibrox is already threatening a major sponsorship agreement. T

his kind of conduct may eventually weaken the television contracts.

If that’s not a governance issue then I don’t know what is.

When does the SFA come out from under the bed?

This is Scottish football’s leadership hiding from its responsibilities, it’s as simple as that. Maxwell and the rest of them are absolutely gutless.

Ibrox does this stuff because it can, because these people will not stand up and face them down.

This is the SFA’s senior official dragging the rest of us into their disgrace and then saying “It’s not actually our problem.”

What a cowardly response that is.

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  • Tim Buffy says:

    Ian Maxwell. Specialist subject – see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

  • Brian says:

    He doesn’t know the ins and outs. Dear god find out before you make a statement!! This is why I won’t put another penny into Scottish football. Corrupt to the core.

  • Stephen Dastey says:

    Couldn’t agree more. WHY are these people scared of calling them out?What do they have to do to be called out? If it was any other club they would be lambasted not just by the SFA but by the media as well.

    • John mcghee says:

      The sfa spfl are corrupt to the core for that scum club at liebrox why doesnt all the other clubs just refuse to play them our are they all cowards aswell just like the celtic board who stay silent when the officals let teams injure our players p.lawwell and the rest take a hint and get out of paradise ya COWARDS.

  • The Great God Pan says:

    Corruption reigns at the SFA. This is Scotland’s 2nd shame. Too scared to do their job.
    The ghost of Farry walks the Hampden corridors.

  • Tam c says:

    Scottish football shamed again,city centre trashed,a foreign visiting club team bus vandalized,a racist march through the city,a sponsorship deal put in jeopardy, the list is endless and now this . Mr Maxwell call it out and name the”club” that is bringing shame to not just Scottish football but SCOTLAND and that club are called “the rangers” if the punishment for this is nothing “the rangers” will only get worse (if that’s possible)

  • John S. says:

    It’s very simple. It’s one Masonic group supporting another. The SFA will not criticise their brother masons.

  • Stevie Celtic says:

    There’s no way Maxwell and the rest of them will criticise that mob , because they’re either all hunts and or part of the brethren. In other words they can do what they want and the rest of us will have to suffer ,

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