17 April 2013

Chris McKenzie, Chris King, Sarasota RSC, and the Atlantic Bear Mag - A follow up

by Shane Nicholson | Executive Editor

By now most of you have surely read the story from yesterday that debunked the tale of Chris McKenzie, the Rangers supporter supposedly injured whilst either participating in or watching the Boston Marathon depending on what series of tweets you were reading.

Most of you have probably seen or heard of this confession from Chris King, too, the "man" behind the whole plot:

I don't believe it for a second, and I'm not the only one. 

This was not a one-off event; this was a string of attempts to launch various websites and magazines and podcasts under a series of different guises over a number of months. A lot of us had been watching the "Sarasota RSC" and its related accounts since they first appeared on the scene. The signs were pretty easy to spot.

So here's where we're at: There was some work done throughout the day by a few people and we believe we've identified the person behind all of these accounts and, most importantly, behind the depraved stunt pulled Monday night and through Tuesday morning. We will be dealing with this in a sensitive manner as it deserves. It's rare that someone draws the disgust and ire of both the Rangers and Celtic support on the same day.

If you had any contact with any of these sites over the past few months and still have the correspondence please get in touch. You can email us at, tips@thecoplandroad.org.

For the person behind this, you've done yourself no favors because now you have people across town looking for you, too. You've got a chance to do whatever you think right to deal with this disgusting "prank" you pulled. I hope you do.