Just days after slamming Dundee United’s decision to sell tickets direct to Rangers fans, in what he deemed as an act that could cause a riot, Charles Green has decided to flout the boycott to take up residency in the director’s box at Tannadice.
The Yorkshireman claims that it is a responsibility as a director of the club to attend the match.
He said: “Of course I will go to Tannadice. I’m a director of the club so I’ve got a responsibility. There will be other directors who will travel. Most of them are businessmen and have other duties so the numbers vary from game to game.
“At the Elgin City match on Saturday, there were only two directors — myself and Ian Hart — with two other guests there, including Andy Cameron.
“It’s difficult. It was an early kick-off on Saturday so there are lots of different factors which dictate numbers. Some of the directors are in London so travel can be a factor — but I go to every game. I think that it’s my responsibility, it would be bad manners not to go in my opinion.
“I’m sure the welcome will be frosty — it’s frosty everywhere I go right now! I’ve never known it to be warm since I got to Scotland. I won’t be taking any extra security. Listen, I’m from the Yorkshire coal mines.”
No he is from Yorkshire, he never worked a day in his life down the coal mines. That’s a bit like me saying I’m from the Clyde shipyards, because I live in close proximity to them and have family who worked and still work there. But I have never worked in them.
Since he claims to be from the Yorkshire coal mines, maybe Green should enlighten us into the name given to those men who cross the picket lines during the coal miners strike?
If his crossing of the picket line was not enough, Charles Green in his position as Rangers chief executive has issued an alternative to the Queen’s Christmas message.
In it he said:
‘TWAS the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Except of course Ally McCoist, whose been banging on my door asking: “When can I spend that £10m?”.
Right behind him was Jim Traynor, the man with the perfect face for radio. Not content with being the forthcoming star of Rangers TV, he still thinks he should be playing for the team.
All of us at Ibrox are enjoying the season of goodwill but there must be something wrong with the postman. No Christmas cards have arrived from Dundee United, the SFA or the SPL. Never mind, maybe they’ll be in the last post.
I’d love to be able to toast every Rangers fan with something special but as a teetotaller, it’s lemonade or nothing. All the same the supporters of this club deserve a toast more than ever.
Before I came to Ibrox I had no idea how much pain our fans were enduring. With the torment of administration and all that followed, there seemed no end to it with our fans taking it on the chin from everyone and their auntie baying for blood in the name of sporting integrity. Take it on the chin they did and they did not flinch.
I doubt there’s another club in the world where the supporters could take everything thrown at them and yet stand so tall and proud. The outstanding efforts of our fans in supporting this club this year has been shown to audiences around the world by the many foreign TV stations who have visited Ibrox to chart the fall and rise of Rangers.
It is quite a story and we are glad that we are ending this year on a high note. Attendances at Ibrox have been breathtaking. We are also delighted to be made welcome in the SFL Division 3 and know we’re making a difference to the league. We’ve also been pleased to fill the stockings financially of all the clubs we’ve played this season.
The club is on the way back and our admission to the London Stock Exchange last week was yet another important milestone on that journey.
I would, on behalf of the board of directors of Rangers, like to express our deep gratitude to every Rangers fan. You are the greatest and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Oh there’s a delivery from the SFA and it’s a big bundle. Either it is thanks for rejuvenating and refreshing Scottish football or it’s another pile of disrepute charges. See you at Ibrox on Boxing Day.
The whole Christmas message stunk of bitterness aimed at the governing bodies and was in essence cringeworthy. For a chief executive of a company to do that is highly unprofessional to say the least.
He may claim to be a teetotaller, but this video proves that either his big Yorkshire hands have been holding some of the good stuff over the festive period or someone has spiked his drink.
Mind you given that the share issue was a success, in terms of his own person return, then you would take the mickey also wouldn’t you?
I doubt the Rangers creditors who overall lost tens of millions of pounds will be laughing at this message.