John Needham, the chairman of St Mirren, has been charged by the SFA following disgraceful tweets about Rangers fans [Scottishfa.co.uk].
One tweet included a wish for a bridge to tip as Rangers fans were crossing it on the day the club lifted the league trophy. Needham then suggested that the river would be polluted if this were to happen.
The St Mirren chairman has since apologised over these horrendous comments.
I apologise unreservedly to the Directors and fans of Rangers and to everyone at St Mirren. I am acutely aware of my responsibilities. This won't happen again.
— John Needham (@johnneedham1961) October 24, 2021
Following an investigation, the SFA has issued him with a notice of complaint.
Needham now faces a hearing on the 2nd of December on counts of bringing the game into disrepute, improper behavior, and “discriminatory or offensive comments”.
This is something that should never be taken lightly. Why a man such as Needham, chairman of another Scottish football club, felt the need to tweet such horrific comments is beyond me.
The St Mirren chairman insisted that the tweets “didn’t reflect his character or beliefs.”
“As a club chairman, I have extra responsibility for the conduct and example I should show”
In my opinion, I think he is apologising for getting caught rather than this being a sincere heartfelt apology. A man with his degree of power and responsibility should know better.
Hopefully, when the 2nd of December arrives, a suitable punishment is handed out.
Meanwhile, in other news, a former Rangers war hero has posthumously received a distinguished award.