'Not really appropriate' – These Rangers fans tear into HRMC tweet
HRMC might not have many friends in this world but they’re doing their best to keep the big feud with Rangers fans going as long as possible.
The HRMC press office reacted to the sensational Times report that stated the tax office could have seriously miscalculated how much the Ibrox club’s old operating company owed.
The report claimed that could be as little as £20m wiping £50m off the debt – a sum that could have had a massive effect on the fortunes of the club.
Rangers were liquidated and demoted to the third division or fourth tier of Scottish football, from where they won three promotions in four years to get back to the top tier.
Rangers are now joint top of the Premiership with Celtic and vying for Champions League football that could help get them back to parity with their rivals financially.
However, the HRMC mistake could have directly led to the financial implosion at Rangers and the subsequent actions that led to a community being ravaged.
HRMC were adamant that they hadn’t made a mistake and sent a triumphant tweet that read, “As widely reported today and to clarify: HMRC won against Rangers’ tax avoidance in the Supreme Court, and did not miscalculate anything”.
As widely reported today and to clarify: HMRC won against Rangers’ tax avoidance in the Supreme Court, and did not miscalculate anything
— HMRC Press Office (@HMRCpressoffice) November 14, 2019
We think their press officer might need some media training and the “we won” part of the tweet is wholly unnecessary. That’s not in dispute. What’s in dispute is whether they made a huge error.
And this was made clear by barrister Jo Maugham.
Isn't that yet to be decided?
— Jo Maugham (@JolyonMaugham) November 15, 2019
This is what the Rangers fans made of the terrible tweet…
This is the biggest "please don't sue us post" I've ever seen 😂😂😂
— Rangers Bear (@Rangers4life_) November 15, 2019
hahaha, what a lot of crap.
you've rushed this out with zero thought in what you've said
the club has gone bankrupt…entirely because of your incomptence
— Prospective taxation not Retrospective taxation (@nearlybankrupt) November 14, 2019
Not really appropriate to just tweet about it. Extremely petulant from a law enforcement agency. Plays really badly. Let's see shall we. #RangersFC
— Bomber (@617_Sqd) November 15, 2019
We’ll soon see about that won’t we. But appreciate the tween because it gives us something to bookmark and beat you over the head with later on 👍
— 🏁🏎💨🚦 (@AmatoTheArcher) November 15, 2019
In other Rangers news, No nasty surprises this January as Ross Wilson gives fans what they want to hear