Monday, December 26, 2016
Newton's third law states that when one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body. I'm not sure if David Murray knew of this when he sold Rangers (IL) to Craig Whyte then helped Whyte guide the club to liquidation but I am going to hazard a guess that the second Whyte pleaded not guilty in court last week that, David Murray felt that equal force hit him back.
It wasn't meant to be like this.
Murray's plan was to ease Whyte in so he could be the liquidation fall guy and he(Murray) could wash his hands of the whole fiasco that was entirely his doing. The media of course lapped up Whyte initially and then were happy to bury him on the instructions of their old master. The one thing that they did not factor on was the colossal cojones of our dear Craigy boy. See, despite the thug life ramblings of a few bigots outside of court in Glasgow, don't think for one second that Craig Whyte has been bothered by any of this. Indeed, after the shit hit the fan at Ibrox, you may well think wee Craig headed for a bunker akin to Hitler's one in Berlin.
He did spend a bit more time in Monaco and some in Costa Rica but for the main he set up camp in London's Mayfair district and pretty much did what he wanted. He met Prince at a London gig and also signed up to an exclusive "Sugar Daddy" website that saw him take out and bed scores of young, beautiful women. For a hefty fee of course.
Even going through a divorce, Whyte would state to his ex wife's lawyer that he would have "No qualms whatsoever" about taking his children for a walk through the streets of Glasgow (Not quite the same views as Cairngorms Park that they previously had the run of)
Where am I going with this?
Well, no one thought Craig Whyte would plead not guilty and open up the very real possibility that David Murray will have to appear in court. Murray spent a lifetime cultivating contacts among the Edinburgh Establishment to avoid things like that and believe me he is worried.
I'm not sure what well happen next, a lot of this has a whiff of Paul Burrell about it who famously didn't have to go to court after The Queen suddenly remembered the conversation he claimed they had had all along.
So potentially we are a few months away from that one glorious morning that will see David Murray having to talk in court about his part in Rangers liquidation.
The question in the meantime is, what force awaits Craig Whyte?