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Ex-RBS Chief's Best Friend Getting Out There To Randomly Defend The Guy, Making It About Anti-Semitism

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Almost a year and a half ago, a bunch of hoodlums attacked the Edinburgh home of former RBS chief Fred “The Shred” Goodwin, smashing several windows and the windshield of his Mercedes-Benz S600. At issue: the matter of FG’s £700,000/year pension despite the minor matter of the bank reporting the largest annual loss in British corporate history a month prior. Over the weekend, one of his buddies who maybe hadn't heard about it 'til now or who he'd perhaps lost touch with until they recently reconnected on Facebook, weighed in on the matter.

In an interview with Scotland on Sunday, Sir Angus Grossart said Goodwin had been made a "scapegoat" for the banking crisis in which RBS had to be bailed out by the government to the tune of £20bn. Grossart said that the attacks on his "good friend" bore "shades of Kristallnacht", a 1938 anti-Jewish pogrom. He added: "A lot of people, including those in government, were also involved in mistakes and they did not have bricks thrown through their windows."

Yeah and you know what else? A lot of people helped contribute to the US's financial crisis and yet Jimmy Cayne was the only one who got his house TP'ed, an offense his college roommate will be discussing tomorrow on Howard Stern.

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