Double Standards

23 Aug

Ian Black to answer charges he placed a few bets.  It’s hardly Juventus march fixing but all over the media and internet. A crack squad of persecutors or prosecutors await Ian and no doubt lawyers stand guard on large retainers to ensure legality.

“Gambling as we all know is wrong horrible and should be discoutaged at all costs” I do hope one of the hapless SFA jocks say that.

  Then we can look forward to the William Hill Scottish Cup. Because simply put that could be the message that comes from this.

Not clarity of motive of participants but more “brand loyalry”.

Another case of Scottish Football goes nuts. Getting the CSI crew out to investigate a player in the bottom tier while the big boys run amoke. Maybe Ian Black’s crime was Bet Victor or popping into Ladbrokes.

I am sure though that he hasn’t had as in-depth conversation with Ladbrokes as The Sfa have had with William Hill.
Gambling is bad unless they pay you. Drinking is bad unless they sponsor you. Our brands good your brands bad. Honestly I overheard a conversation of two football fans arguing over what cider was superior. The truth is they are both inferior mass produced full of additives and will never feature in my top 100 drinks.

Maybe just maybe this is the answer regards Ian Black it wasn’t that he may of gambled on football or not just he didn’t gamble with the new improved gambling partner brand.

Incidentally who made the authorities aware of Ian Black’s gambling and how can we be sure of what who why where when he gambled. I have never publicised my betting slips win lose or as Danny Baker laterally Shane Ritchie said Draw!

Sfa QC “so you bet on rangers losing a goal against Peterhead on this date?”

Ian Black “No”

QC “I have the slip here”

Black “wasn’t me”

There is when you get down to it no evidence. Unless it was William Hill and they are keeping tabs on players. Then again its hardly on their best interests to shop a player gambling, well by sounds of it giving q bookmaker a shed load of money.


4 Responses to “Double Standards”

  1. Jamie Boal August 25, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Said before what happens if one of Black’s close family accessed his account and placed bets. Unless he is caught on camera writing out a betting slip in the shop what evidence is there to say it was Black ? What about the privacy law,Black has been named before any investigation has started surely he should have been named AFTER the investigation and only IF he was found guilty! When are the biased sfa going to name other players from other clubs?
    Glad to see none of this affected Black against Airdrie, he had his best game for RANGERS on Friday night…well done IAN !!

    • ronnydavies1972 August 25, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      Totally Agree if the aledged bets were online you are getting into Levingson territory. There is a problem with certain media outlets in scotland thinking that Levingson does not apply in Scotland and complacency is going to bite soon

      • Jamie Boal August 25, 2013 at 10:25 am #

        Lets hope so Ronny and I hope its a big bite out of the sfa!!!

      • ronnydavies1972 August 25, 2013 at 10:46 am #

        I am thinking about a blog this week along these lines

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