It’s been an interesting day.
I awoke to find out that my site was suspended by my web hosting company.
They had received after an email from a dignified chap claiming to be part of “a stakeholders group” that was, apparently, concerned about the Rangers FC related content of my site (www.philmacgiollabhain.com).
Their concern centred on the possibility that my journalism would scare away potential investors because I was giving the impression that all was not well, financially, at Rangers.
It is rather unfortunate timing, to say the least, that on the day that my site was accused of spreading malicious rumours about the health of Rangers as a business that the moderator of the Follow Follow website started a thread about HMRC freezing the club’s bank account.
I have had no formal communication from Rangers FC or from anyone representing that football club about the content of my site.
Needless to say I am sourcing another hosting company and I hope to be online again soon.
In the meantime I stand by everything that I have written about the state of Rangers’ finances and their unresolved issues with HMRC.
My journalism on these subjects has been well sourced, evidence based and non-actionable.
I have been heartened by the support shown to me today many in the Celtic Family and by my colleagues in the NUJ.
I will continue.
Oh, one other thing.
HMRC staff were at Ibrox today.
It wasn’t a social call.
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain