Former Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe has said he cannot counter criticism of his involvement in the Saints’ current financial plight because most of it takes place on internet forums. Lowe said most fans hid behind “anonymous IP addresses”. He added: “Therefore it is very difficult to answer it.”
The irony of this will not be lost on those who recall that Lowe was once exposed for hiring a PR firm to infiltrate Southampton forums to make positive posts about him. The plot was uncovered by one webmaster who noticed suspiciously pro-Lowe posts from three users and tracked them down to the single IP address of the PR company!
Sadly, for Lowe this came after one of PR firm’s spoof posters had called him a “ruddy faced tosser” in an attempt to deflect suspicion.
But OTP is a firm believer in letting bygones be bygones, so if any Saints fans want to leave comments below (without hiding behind anonymous IP addresses, of course) then we will try to get Lowe to answer them.