This weekend brought claims that Derek Llambias had been attacked by Rangers fans for a second time.
The Sunday People reported that Llambias was approached last week by an irate Rangers fan in a Glasgow hotel bar, with a lot of shouting followed by ‘pushing and shoving’.
The People reported that according to a ‘source close to Llambias’, that this was the second time such an attack had happened.
However, the Daily Record have now reported that on Sunday night a Police Scotland spokeswoman, said:
“We can’t find any report of this incident.”
The story bears all the hallmarks of what happened at Newcastle United when fans were in revolt against Mike Ashley after Kevin Keegan was deceived by the Newcastle United owner. In an attempt to blacken the reputation of dissatisfied supporters, the club claimed that Mike Ashley and his family weren’t able to come to matches because of threats against them by fans, yet when asked, Northumbria Police had no record of any such complaint.
On the back of the claims of attacks by Rangers fans on Llambias, The Sunday People source/sauce added the following;
“Neither Derek (Llambias) nor Mike Ashley can understand why there is hostility to the new set-up at Rangers.
“They want to rebuild Rangers into a strong and exciting team capable of challenging Celtic again and being a force in Europe again but it must be on the back of a strong financial position similar to the one they implemented at Newcastle United.
“They keep asking themselves where Rangers would be but for the £10 million loan from Sports Direct.”
Friday night had brought the latest mass demonstrations by Rangers fans against Mike Ashley and his allies, including Derek Llambias.