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


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 14, 2012 | 2 min read

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.


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