Rangers Owner Claims He Will Sue The BBC

October 21, 2011

adiposity sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;”>Rangers owner Craig Whyte has said he will sue the BBC for its “unfounded and defamatory” allegations of criminal behaviour in his past business dealings.

Whyte was accused, anabolics in a BBC documentary, of having control of Re-tex Plastic Technology during a seven year ban from being a director of any company, which is a criminal offence that can lead to a maximum jail sentence of two years.

Rangers banned the BBC earlier this week, claiming the broadcaster was carrying out a “hatchet job” on Whyte and had been biased in their portrayal of the club.

A spokesman for Whyte said : “Craig Whyte strenuously refutes these unfounded and defamatory allegations and has instructed his lawyers, Carter Ruck, to commence immediate legal proceedings against the BBC. Any repetition of these false accusations will also be met with legal action,”

Whyte’s lawyers told the BBC he had a minor investment in Re-tex but never held a directorial role.