So what is it with Rangers and Ibrox that affects seemingly normal human beings with dementia which should only appear late in life? Much has been made recently about the “toxicity” of Rangers FC but no one would ever have imagined that it might not just be financial but physical as well.
It has long been known that members of the media have been infected by a strain of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease caught by the ingurgitation of vast quantities of succulent lamb but until now it was never suspected that there might be other ways for the disease to be caught.
In the past few months it has come to light that a number of ex-players were unfortunately infected by use of the drug EBT which had been refined using unsafe methods of production. There is some hope that these patients may be cured in the future but their treatment is likely to prove extremely expensive and may involve “hospitalisation” at some time.
Now, however, there are fears that a previously unexpected means of transmission may be rearing its ugly head. Several older ex-members of the Ibrox fraternity have started to pronounce nonsensical statements in national newspapers which has led researchers to propose that a less virulent strain of the disease may have existed for much longer than anyone previously suspected.
The latest victim, Davie Provan, at the young age of 56 has become the latest victim of this disease after the tragic cases of Mark Hateley, Ally McCoist, Paul Gascoigne and others.
Symptoms of the disease manifest themselves by a refusal to accept reality, the belief that it is the fault of others, a persecution complex which deludes the sufferer into believing that he is being punished when he is not while at the same time believing himself to be superior to everyone else.
The latest case can be summarized in the words of Mr Provan. They are in bold, with my comments/translation beneath.
SCOTTISH football history is littered with idiotic decisions but the men who voted Rangers into the Third Division have just won the gold medal for stupidity.
SCOTTISH football history is littered with idiotic decisions but the men who condemned Rangers to the Third Division have just won the gold medal for stupidity.
In their stampede for the moral high ground they’ve bankrupted top-flight football in this country. Take a bow gentlemen.
In their stampede for world domination they’ve bankrupted top-flight football in this country. Take a bow gentlemen.
It’s difficult to know who to blame most. The cowardly owners of the SPL or that sanctimonious collection of SFL chairmen who sealed Rangers’ fate.
It’s easy to know who to blame most. Sir David Murray, Craig Whyte the owners of Rangers, and the sanctimonious collection of directors who turned a blind eye and sealed Rangers’ fate.
See, it’s easy when you try, Davie, though all the crap about £20m and all the other guff you’ve picked up from your other mates won’t make rehabilitation easy. Still you all have 3 years to get over it all.
If it really is Armageddon time then there won’t be an SPL for you to get back to or else Scottish football will finally be flourishing without your corrupting presence and you may still be languishing in the depths of the SFL or perhaps even the junior leagues where you will surely end up when the money runs out in the next few months.
Posted by Bill