Rangers fans have praised John Bennett for speaking out in a video shared by the club’s Twitter account, in which he explains the club’s stance amid the current feud with the SPFL.
The Gers have been locked in a war of words with the league association for some weeks now and circulated a sizeable dossier of evidence of alleged wrongdoing to their fellow member clubs on Thursday morning.
Interim Deputy Chairman at Ibrox, Bennett, says the club will keep pressing their case, though.
“Their words and actions all along, from day one – and this has been pointed out by media people in particular – it’s been ‘nothing to see here,” he said in a video interview shared by the club’s Twitter account.
“I think it’s in that spirit that they’ve moved to try and shut it [the dossier] down and to discredit it very quickly.
“I found myself quite puzzled. How is it, that they couldn’t find an email to them at the time of the infamous changing of the vote but within minutes of this report going out, they were coming out – to use other people’s words – swinging?
“I think it was a clear attempt to discredit the evidence without even looking at it properly.”
Bennett then goes on to address several other issues.
He accuses the SPFL of sloganeering around the ‘smoking gun’ and ‘bullying’ claims and of making a concerted effort to isolate Rangers from the rest of Scottish football.
Finally, he explains the club’s mission to shine a light on poor governance, before defending both interim chairman Douglas Park and managing director Stewart Robertson, amid criticism.
The video received plenty of attention on social media from rival fans, but it went down a storm with Bears who are pleased the club aren’t lying down, while Bennett received individual praise for his clear and concise delivery.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
No messing way Mr Bennett let’s go
— True Blues Loyal®️™️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TrueBluesLoyal) May 9, 2020
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Agreed Colin, This needs spread far and wide!
— Michael Seafarer (at 🏠) (@SeafarerMichael) May 9, 2020
Keep going Rangers. We all know what the SPFL end game is. Every single Bear is right behind the club.
— Mr Calder (@cccammy1) May 9, 2020
Excellent stuff Mr Bennett……👏
— JimiJimi (@JimJimiblu) May 9, 2020
Vociferous and articulate from Mr Bennett. Really good to hear from him at this time; clearly, the board are forthright in their eagerness to see this through.
— J A M (@Weerthepeople) May 9, 2020
Thats more like it. Word for word perfection. Anyone who has eyes and ears can tell our governing body is a shambles, time for change.
— Fraser (@Frase_690) May 9, 2020
Clear, concise, well laid out yet ironically anyone outside Rangers ( well Celtic fans and media) will deride it…without even noticing it proves our point
— Scott (@King1Scott) May 9, 2020
— WULLY (@bigspenderr1690) May 9, 2020
— Caldy (@CoopersBar) May 9, 2020
Clear, concise, and most importantly correct.
— Rick Roberts (@RickyBobby1872) May 9, 2020