If you’ve been following the Craig Whyte trial via the excellent Twitter feed of court reporter James Doleman, then no doubt like myself, you’ll feel your blood boil when these three words are mentioned…..wee tax case!
The way they just throw in those three words as if to say ‘so what’ tells you everything you need to know about the attitude of David Murray and his cronies.
They knew using dual contracts, or side letters as they’re known, in the registration process of Tore Andre Flo, Ronald De Boer and Craig Moore’s Discounted Option Scheme remuneration packages, was against the laws of the game,
Murray used this scheme as a precursor to the EBT’s that eventually brought the club to it’s knees. A scheme he admitted in a court of law that allowed his club to buy players they wouldn’t normally be able to afford.
The arrogance of all those involved at board level at the old club from David Murray, King, Johnston, Bain and potless Paul Murray is quite unbelievable.
There was a total disregard for every other club in Scottish football, as they cheated their way around the country game after game.
And don’t be fooled with the Sandy Bryson ‘interpretation’ that was used in the farce that was the Lord Nimmo Inquiry, a claim that had more holes in it than a sieve.
If you are following the Craig Whyte trial, I hope it’s via James Doleman, the guy from the BBC just seems to make it up as he goes along, then look out for the way they refer to the wee tax case as if it’s part and parcel of the game.
Because it’s not. It was cheating. And it was planned.
*It also begs the question, what did the SFA know?