14 March 2012 - 5:19pm | posted by | 5 comments

Channel 4 correspondent says SFA accused him of lying as he sought Rangers answers

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The chief correspondent for Channel 4 News has claimed the Scottish Football Association accused him of lying and being 'pig-headed' as he sought answers about the governing body's handling of the Rangers crisis.

Alex Thomson has spent this week investigating the stricken club's plight, writing a blog post about its fall into administration and inviting SFA president and former Rangers secretary Campbell Ogilvie to participate in a Channel 4 News interview. Thomson claims that request has been declined by the SFA.

And his dealings with the organisation have been somewhat acrimonious according to his Twitter feed.

“Interesting SFA have just accused me of ‘lying’, ‘pig-headedness’ and then put the phone down mid-conversation….," Thomson tweeted yesterday.

“All because I put their own statement back to them that Campbell Ogilvie denied knowing about EBTs [Employment Benefit Trusts] at Rangers…

“And suggested there might be a perceived conflict of interest in his current position until the investigations are complete."

This prompted SFA chief executive, Stewart Regan, to take to Twitter himself and ask Thomson "please could you confirm who you have spoken to".

The Drum put the supposed exchange to Clare Bodel, the senior media manager at the Scottish FA, but has so far not received a response.

Comments

16 Mar 2012 - 09:59
Duncan Simpson

Hahaha. The SFA have a media manager???!

Sack her.

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18 Mar 2012 - 19:55
Andre61783's picture

Keep up the good work, Alex.

You are shaking an old rotten tree that needs a good shake. Will it fall over, that's the question?

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29 Mar 2012 - 06:38
scoll20634's picture

How come the SFA is covering for Ranger's OH, I remember they are on the tainted ones side...says it all really doesn't it

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1 Apr 2012 - 15:21
ian docherty's picture

the SFA are a joke and they know it. desperate men and women clinging onto their positions for dear life knowing all the while the moral backbone of the organisation is slowly breaking.

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2 Apr 2012 - 01:34
scoll20634's picture

You know if this whole rangers and sfa thing is swept under the carpet and lied about, then Scottish Football is over. There will always be questions....the SFA should rid itself of any rangers connection if they have nothing to hide...then they will go along within this, but somehow this will NOT happen.

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