A Serious Point Amidst The Comedy
Earlier today on Twitter, I posed a comical question, and asked folk to send in pictures of people they think could be behind the now infamous “Rangers Tax Case” blog. Within minutes, some hilarious and some downright strange suggestions started to fly in under the hash tag #IsThisRTC.
Now, obviously, this was all a bit of fun. Aleksandr Orlov (the meerkat from the TV adverts) is not, of course, truly the author of the RTC blogs. However, there was some method to my madness.
Over the past weeks and months, we have seen “true” suspects being named on several websites, not only forums for fans of The Rangers, but also on a couple of blogs. Have any of them actually managed to name the RTC blogger? Who knows? However, they have certainly wrongly accused several people who have absolutely no connection with the blog.
These accusations, based at times on nothing other than an individual’s profession and “the way their name sounds”, have led to threats being made against some of these people, both directly and indirectly. This is both unsurprising and somewhat beyond belief at the same time.
Thankfully, we also see some sanity prevailing in the minds of some people on these websites, questioning the point and the need to band allegations about.
I’d be the first to admit that this website is much, much smaller than some of the “big” football ones out there, and thus it is somewhat easier to police. However, if people were to post threats or personal details on here they’d be banned without a second thought. As Aleksandr would say, “simples”.
To put all this craziness into context, I’ve even had a couple of people ask me whether I was the RTC blogger! I mean seriously, whilst I do write about the subject from time to time on here, I think it’s fairly clear that whoever did write the RTC blogs had an in-depth knowledge of the matters they were discussing. I, on the other hand, didn’t know an EBT from an ABC or a 123 a couple of years ago.
Anyway, returning to the point at hand, it is incredibly irresponsible of people to start throwing names about on the internet. Fundamentally, it has to stop, and I don’t just refer to RTC in this regard. I’ve seen people’s names and addresses being published online in the past, and it can’t be allowed to continue.
Anyway, below, you can find a selection of some the “suspects” put forward today by our followers on Twitter. Please note, I do not accept any liability if any of these turn out to be RTC…