That’s quite an optimistic take.
I have nothing but sympathy for Brian Rice. He has an addiction, and has self-declared, but will this be taken as any sort of mitigation? I doubt it.
It seems Brian has quite a history, including running up £65k in gambling debts in Quatar. I wonder whether what’s happened now is actually very serious, and this is an attempt to head off a heavy punishment.
The hypocrisy from the authorities is incredible. We accept massive sponsorship from the likes of Ladbrokes and Betfred, but hammer people who bet, many of them with recognised addictions?
If he’s banned for any significant period, he may not be our manager for the rest of this season. Not to mention potential sanctions against the club. This could be season-defining.
sic a wife as Willie had, I wadna gie a button for her!