Fuego had earlier come out with other preposterous gems such as being able to converse with John Lennon from beyond the grave and also this classic quip: "I could play Stairway to Heaven when I was 12... Jimmy Page wrote it when he was 23... I think that says a lot don't you?" In short, Edmondson's character was a deluded narcissist who was full of hot air.
Dave King has long been sniffing around the control levers of Ibrox. Always good for a soundbite, always good to fill the airwaves and column inches yet forever on the periphery as the current board and the real puppet-master, Mike Ashley, get on with pulling the strings.
He staged a press call today outlining his grand design of the great Ibrox coup and how it will be a mere formality that he will be walking up the old marble staircase to take his place as the new head honcho. He has called an emergency general meeting and seems certain it will go swimmingly for him. On STV's website he is quoted as saying:
"I am very confident we will get more than 50% we need. The meeting should be called by Friday.
"I will then be back here in three weeks, 23 days, time and we will immediately have a new board. I think it’s over.
"I would be very surprised. It is the end as far as this board is concerned after the EGM is called.
"But if for some reason there is a turn around and we lose by one or two per cent I would go back to the market place buy another five per cent and do it again.
"But I don't think that will be necessary."
Believing is one thing but actually carrying out and executing your plan in order to obtain a successful conclusion is another. King's arrogance is undermined by one thing. Until control of Rangers football club is signed over to him, he can unleash as much hot air as he wants but only a legal document confirming his ownership will indeed confirm it is "over".
Even if he does oust the current board, the Scottish Football Association will still have to determine if King is a fit and proper person to take control of a football club. When asked about that particular hurdle, King said he foresaw no problem. Andy Newport of the Press Association posted the following on Twitter:
"King also admits he will have "questions" to answer on SFA's fit and proper test but believes he will be given the green light."
Again, believing is one thing but if the SFA do their job, they should present a stern examination of King's credentials. After all, this man comes with a lot of baggage which, given the cowboys who have been in the hotseat at Ibrox in recent years, give enough cause for alarm. Forget the green light, King would be doing well to reach amber.
After all, here is what is written in the SFA's own handbook :
(http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/SFAPublications/ScottishFAPublications2014-15/Handbook%202014-15..pdf - page 82 in the pdf)
10.2 The Official Return shall include details of all officials, office-bearers, secretary, directors or members of the board of directors or the board of management or committee of such member, Team Staff, with their full designation, profession, business or occupation and full service address, and also, subject to the provisions of Article 13, full details of the interest of such member or any official, office-bearer, secretary, director or member of the board of directors or the board of management or committee of such member and of its or his associates as defined in Article 13.5 in any other member.
The Board must be satisfied that any such person is fit and proper to hold such position within Association Football. The Board hereby reserves its discretion as to whether or not such a person is fit and proper, as aforesaid, after due consideration of all relevant facts which the Board has in its possession and knowledge, including the undernoted list which is acknowledged to be illustrative and not exhaustive:-
(a) he is bankrupt or has made any arrangement or composition with his creditors generally;
(b) he is, by reason of his mental health, the subject of a court order which wholly or partly prevents him from personally exercising any powers or rights which he would otherwise have;
(c) he is under or is pending suspension imposed or confirmed by the Scottish FA;
(d) he is listed in the Official Return of another club in full membership; (e) he is currently participating as a player of another member club or referee in Association Football;
(f) he is the subject of an endorsed Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland;
(g) he has been disqualified as a director pursuant to a disqualification order granted under the Company Directors’ Disqualification Act 1986 within the previous five years or was serving a disqualification as a director pursuant to such Act at any time within the previous five years;
(h) he has been convicted within the last 10 years of (i) an offence liable to imprisonment of two years or over, (ii) corruption or (iii) fraud;
(i) he has been suspended or expelled by a National Association from involvement in the administration of a club;
(j) he has been a director of a club in membership of any National Association within the 5-year period preceding such club having undergone an insolvency event;
(k) he is currently under or is pending suspension imposed by or confirmed by the Scottish FA in accordance with the Anti-Doping Regulations.
The sections outlined in bold above concern King and should be closely scrutinised by the SFA in relation to his case. With sub-section (j), he was a member of the board under Craig Whyte's ownership which not only plunged Rangers into administration, but would also lead to the club being liquidated.
As for sub-section (h), the South African Revenue Service (SARS) can supply the beaks at Hampden with a wealth of information regarding Mr King's brush with them. For those who still don't know, or choose not hear or accept it, let's recap what happened to him in South Africa.
In 2008, King, as is his wont it seems, called a press conference in Johannesburg to strongly refute allegations that he owed money to SARS and with the same bluster he is employing today in his fight for control at Ibrox, he vowed to destroy their credibility. The end result was that in 2013, King pleaded guilty to 41 counts of various contraventions of section 75 of the Income Tax Act. He had to pay R706.7m (more than £40m) to SARS for personal income tax and was sentenced to a fine of R80,000 (around £4,500). It was either that or spend two years in prison for each of the 41 counts on which he was found guilty. Bluff called!
With that in mind, the SFA should preclude King from taking charge of any football club in Scotland, let alone Rangers. But should they fail to consult their own handbook and give him that green light, then serious questions must be asked of their ability to govern the Scottish game.
As for the fans, you would think that having had issues in the past with cowboys who have indulged in 'yeehaw economics' - especially when tax is concerned - they would be sceptical of someone who was not only involved in the sinking Ibrox ship back in 2012 but has a criminal conviction involving taxes as recent as two years ago? Wrong. It appears a growing section of them cannot wait to roll out the red carpet for the self-anointed messiah.
In fairness to them, the inept current board have made them so sick of the way their club is going that anyone who can offer a chink of light will appeal to them. Desperation can lead to a loss of perspective and has made them putty in King's hand. Mike Ashley is a genuine billionaire and doesn't have the baggage of a Whyte or a King. Yet as he has shown with his ownership of Newcastle United, he is not interested in building up a football club. He views it as a means to make money. To be fair, he is an expert in that but he conveys the impression of not being interested in investing in a club so that it can compete for trophies. He'll cut the costs at Ibrox, and they do need cutting, but despite having the means to breathe some life back into the club, you can forget it if you expect him to do that. Look at the contempt shown by Newcastle towards the cup competitions in England. Ashley's only goal is to stay in that nation's top flight. Silverware means nothing to him and for those Rangers fans weaned on trophies arriving by the bucketload in the past, Ashley is not their guy.
King has played on that feeling of wanting the glory days back and it has worked an absolute charm. Snake oil is heading towards Copeland Road and the fans can't wait for it to arrive. Anyone who dares mention King's murky past is guilty of heresy and clearly has an agenda against the club. Sound familiar? It should do if you cast your mind back to late 2011.
Back then, Mark Daly of BBC Scotland did an investigation of the then-new owner of Rangers, a certain Craig Whyte. What Daly found was not a man who had off the radar wealth and a massive chequebook to buy new players, but one whose business dealings revealed him to be someone not fit to take charge of a football club. After the programme was broadcast, a number of Rangers fans cried foul. One group of supporters, 'The Vanguard Bears', accused the BBC of performing "a vindictive hatchet job" on Mr Whyte and staged a protest outside the station's Glasgow headquarters.
Also probing into the shady past of Whyte was Alex Thomson of Channel 4 news who would uncover more about the dubious dealings of Mr Whyte and how he had allowed Rangers to fall on its knees. The response from a section of fans was vitriolic, going as far to accuse the journalist of having some sort of agenda against their club.
Then when the 'House of Cards' came crashing down, the fans roared at the media: "Why didn't you tell us what Whyte was like?" Granted some had taken their eye of the ball but others hadn't and received scorn for their efforts. Fast forward to today and despite the information on King being made open for all and sundry to read and digest, those of a Light Blue persuasion have put the blinkers back up and woe betide anyone who tries to warn them of the saviour-elect that is King.
Sadly it seems that if the SFA inexplicably allow King to proceed and Rangers find themselves in another mess years later if he hasn't learned anything from his brush with the South African law, the fans cannot say they were not warned that their messiah might be bad news.