This was a very strange story I cam across today.
Over the last two days, the footballing world has come together to pay tribute to the late Walter Smith.
All tributes have been respectful, dignified and kept the achievements of the manager in the dugout, and the family man off the pitch.
No one has sought to use this sad occasion for anything but showing respect for the man, until now.
Celtic board member, Brian Wilson, wrote an obituary in The Guardian where he was paying his respects until he came away with this line, “However, by this time, the club was caught up in a bewildering series of intrigues and takeovers as well as having been punished with demotion, in 2012, after applying for liquidation.
“Smith was a man of great probity and not even his loyalty to Rangers or to his friend Ally McCoist, who had taken on the role of manager, could persuade him to stay in an Ibrox environment he did not recognise.“
Punished with demotion? Is he really pulling at that thread at this time? I thought they started in the lower tiers as a new club and the old clubs punishment was points deductions for entering administration?
I may be wrong though…….
But prominent Celtic blogger Phil Mac Ghiolla Bhain has called out the board member in devastating fashion, recounting his past meetings with Wilson and revealing his political past that will leave the Hoops fans in no doubt that his beliefs go against all the club stands for.
You can read the whole incredible piece here.
There is no doubt change is required at the top in Celtic. The whole place needs gutted at the top and its time steps were taken to remove the deadwood from the Parkhead boardroom.