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    JohnClark&Easyjambo above.

    The SFM community are again indebted to you both for taking the time to attend the court proceedings. It’s hard to imagine that the acquisition, administration and liquidation of a football club could change years of precedent in Scots law. The criminal complaint against other individuals is also dramatic. I think it’s fair to say that everything in relation to the whole Rangers debacle has been an embarrassment for the Scottish establishment. To borrow from the long departed Ian Archer when writing about Rangers in 1972, “a permanent embarrassment and an occasional disgrace.”

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    https://twitter.com/bbcsportsound/status/1113013623159390208?s=21

    This BBC tweet references a “police chief “ suggesting a senior officer has made a statement when in fact the substantive comments by the “chief” are actually made by a representative from the Scottish Police Federation who represents the rank and file. Whilst he has every right to comment it’s a poor show from the BBC to headline the comments in that way. There’s also a curious comment in the article stating that the clubs store banners belonging to fans who then hide behind these banners if they have committed any misdemeanours. Presumably someone has observed this type of fan behaviour but  no action has been taken in respect of this as far as I know. Can anyone confirm if clubs do actually store banners? It suggests some sort of collusion and a tacit acceptance of unwelcome messages being displayed on the banners.


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    JC@23.52 yesterday 

    The punch doesn’t have to land for it to be an assault. Scott Brown, being a well trained athlete with excellent reflexes would instinctively react to a fist heading towards his face and minimise the impact of such an attack. From what I’ve read on Twitter this morning it appears Police Scotland are consulting with the Procurator Fiscal regarding his (Brown’s) behaviour during the match. Given what the video footage shows of the Ryan Kent incident Scott Brown could himself make a complaint to the Police. It will be interesting to see how the compliance officer deals with this matter later today.


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    JohnClark@19.02

    In Scots law the intent (attempt) to cause someone harm is enough to constitute assault. So even if a punch is thrown but misses the target it’s still assault. #pedantry. 

     


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