SFA chief faced death threats

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan told of his ordeal as he faced death threats over the Rangers crisis, reports the Scottish Sun.

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan told of his ordeal as he faced death threats over the Rangers crisis, reports the Scottish Sun.

Regan had to be given safety advice by anti-terror cops after being sent chilling messages online and through the post.

But the Englishman revealed her never once thought of quitting his £180,000 a year post.

Regan said: “When you start to get threats on things like Twitter and emails and letters through the post that are uncomfortable, let’s say, then you have to listen seriously to what the police are saying. We have had visits from the counter-terrorism unit and I’ve had personal discussions with the police from the perspective of my own safety.”

Regan’s family still live in England, but he had to contend with a security clampdown at his Scots home.

The Hampden boss added: “I’ve had the conversations with police about people outside, police cars driving past outside my flat and so on. But it’s never once made me think about walking from the job.

“I remain committed to the job and will continue to give 100 per cent to implementing the changes. My family spend time down south and I live here on my own. My work life and issues that go with it are mine and I keep the family out of it.”

Last month Regan — who became head of the SFA in July 2010 — was bombarded with hate messages after it emerged he was plotting to have Rangers put in the first division rather than the bottom tier. He was forced to quit his Twitter account.

Regan said: “Football is a fantastic game. It can, and does, entertain millions. I don’t see why a minority of individuals should get in the way of us delivering what is right.

 
The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com
nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Have your say