On breaking his silence today, Kenny Miller has made a very strong defence of his conduct at Parkhead, and has confirmed there was no violent altercation in the dressing room and the events which took place were entirely verbal.
Speaking out for the first time, Miller is launching action against those who suspended and fined him, and it has to be said, the fact he has gone public with a very clear statement about what did and did not occur suggests it is the truth.
If Kenny Miller (and Lee Wallace) did not have a case, not only would taking action have been very ropey to say the least, but Miller would never have made a public statement with regards it.
A public comment which was untrue would undermine any case presented, as the old legal reading of rights which suggest that it will harm your case if you do not mention now something you rely on later.
It is extremely telling that Rangers have never made any comment about events, other than to confirm the suspension, while Miller now has.
He has stated the incident was purely vocal, and as a result he feels entirely defamed by those who have taken this action upon him, while still praising the club.
These are very strong words for a guilty man to make – which more than intensely implicated he is not guilty of anything which merits the action the club took.
We are talking a legal minefield here – whether this will go to court we’re not sure – it is certainly elevating to PFA, but we would not be at all shocked if Rangers settle this one privately and with a low profile.
Miller has, quicker than expected it has to be said, more than subtly revealed what happened:
“It is something that happens in every dressing room. These things happen with people who care.”
In short, he and Wallace spoke out against the manager and his actions. That is Miller’s clear testimony. Whether that is 100% true only Miller knows, but to launch action against the punishment suggests it is.
It’s a telling development in this tale.