When you look at it, the man in charge of Sevco, Dave King, and his counterpart in charge of the US, Donald Trump, they have a lot more in common than you might first think.
Both made their money out of capitalist systems that exploit the poor, and ethnic sections of society, in King’s case with the help of an apartheid regime. Although that wasn’t enough for him, he decided to try and cheat the South African taxman, but was caught.
His ‘favourable settlement’ included paying £41M to stay out of jail.
Like Trump, he hasn’t an ounce of diplomacy or decency in his body, and just talks any old pish to get himself in the media. His recent rant about Celtic’s title winning was nothing more than a smokescreen.
Again. like his ‘orange’ friend over the pond, his business dealings are usually short of detail, but when scrutinised, fall short of the hype received by an obedient press. King’s supposed kicking of billionaire Mike Ashley’s ass was in fact just another scam to make him look good to the Gullibears.
When you look under the hood at the deal, Sevco were due to pay for unsold stock, something they would be unlikely to do, Ashley wanted out, got 27.5p per share, netting him a cool £2m, also got himself out of a place he didn’t want to be, while the loyal numpies were sold a lie, buying old stock, that will put very little for the Ibrox coffers.
To justify the tale, King even brought the Sevco SLO into the frame by getting him to tweet the club had missed the deadline to register a new strip with the SPFL, even though that ‘deadline’ is this week. The Billy Liars strike again!
But the comparisons with the POTUS doesn’t stop there.
King, like Donald, has a habit of forgetting his lies. He’s previously told his followers, while a kid in Glasgow’s Castlemilk, his policeman father didn’t approve of football, only to claim later he was very much part of a ‘Rangers’ family growing up. Make your mind up Dave!
While Trump is being investigated by the US authorities on a number of issues, and quite rightly so, King is allowed a free ride in Scotland to say and do as he wishes. His various comments on our club and the game in general are tantamount to bringing the game into disrepute, but no one on the 6th floor at Hampden has batted an eyelid.
And last but not least, both Dave King and Donald Trump appeal to the dregs of society. A section of the population that are predominately racist, bigoted and without doubt dumb.
Easily led, they hang on to the every word of their ‘leader’ as if they’re being taken on some wonderful journey of domination.
The outside, normal world, know nothing could be further from the truth. Donald and Dave, are both joke figures to the sane people in society, and will fall flat on their faces, humiliated and chastised. It’s only a matter of time…