Raith Rovers’ majority shareholder has made a possible dig at Rangers with his comments today over David Bates’ departure from Ibrox to Hamburg.
The defender has now officially left Rangers and under FIFA regulations Rangers were due to receive a substantial amount of compensation due to the player’s age, but with Hamburg’s relegation to Bundesliga B, the amount of it has been reduced.
However, John Sim made a bit of a barbed comment about Rangers when asked about his club’s own reduced compensation:
“David Bates has gone on to bigger and greater things, and we are potentially going to see a good return, touch wood.”
First of all Raith fans will love hearing the disdain with which their majority backer refers to them, but secondly he appears to be suggesting a relegated Bundesliga B side is a bigger and better prospect than Rangers.
Of course, if he’s meaning bigger and better with regards Hamburg/Rangers compared to Raith, then sure, true.
But he looks like he’s referring to his move from Rangers, given Raith didn’t get compensation from his move to Rangers.
If this is not what he meant, we hold our hands up. But it looks that way.