21 November 2012

Tell your sons and daughters...

by Bill McMurdo | CRO Contributor

Much has been written already - including by myself in my own blog - about the Big Tax Case verdict and its ramifications for both Rangers and Scottish football.

Regardless of the acts of retribution taken by a partly vindicated David Murray and others whose names have been dragged through the mud, I think one over-riding aspect of the whole episode is a determination within the heart of every Rangers fan that this will never happen again to our club.

From now on, every Ranger must be ever vigilant to stand against those haters and detractors who are the cancer in our game and a shame to our country.

Tell your sons and daughters of these black days in our history. Tell them of the pain and anguish as those who follow our club were subjected to abuse and persecution beyond any degree of acceptability.

Tell them of the poison spread by Rangers-hating journos and pundits - and the lies and propaganda of bloggers who sought to destroy our club.

Tell them of the backstabbing and betrayal by clubs who exist only because of the Rangers pound flowing into their grubby little coffers.

Tell them of the corruption at the heart of our game and the hate-filled drive to crush our club as a competitive force. Tell them of the sneaky thievery that sought to rob us of silverware manfully won.

Tell them of the brave stand shown against such persecution by stalwarts like Jardine and McCoist.

Tell them of these times and make sure it is imprinted on their memory.

Above all, tell them never to trust a Rangers-hater and to be ever vigilant and Aye Ready to take on the enemies of our club. Tell them to grasp the hand of proffered friendship with discretion and wariness.

Tell them what we have learned so that it will never be forgotten - that we must never allow our enemies to bring us low again.

Tell them to tell the enemies of Rangers in their day that no-one touches us with impunity.

Tell them that We are The People.

Then, now and forever.

Bill is a regular contributor to the CRO. He can be found on Twitter at @WilliamMcMurdo and via email:bmcmurdo@thecoplandroad.org