The Rangers chief-executive knows exactly what "populism" is about and how it works. Green, an engaging character who once played up front for Goole Town, is slowly but surely creating a safe berth for himself in Glasgow.
Green has made a couple of preposterous claims in recent weeks, both of which have resulted in him successfully ingratiating himself to a once-sceptical Rangers faithful.
First, in the unlikely setting of Glebe Park, Brechin, he claimed that "bigotry" had been a main reason for the liquidated Rangers being made to resume its football life in the Irn-Bru third division.
This soundbite proved the perfect antidote for large swathes of Rangers fans who had grown sick of being told for years that they were the bigoted poison in Scotland. In one quick sentence Green found himself being heartily slapped on the back.
This week this Yorkshireman in charge of Rangers, learning every day about the deep-seated grievance of his club’s support, has added a fresh wheeze. Green now claims there is 'an agenda' against the Ibrox club, seemingly referring to the two Scottish football governing bodies, the SPL and the SFA.
Cue further hearty applause from a colourful and energetic Rangers support in cyberspace. In his hyping of the sense of persecution around his club, many Rangers supporters have leapt from Green cynic to Green admirer in no time at all. This robust character was even filmed outside Ibrox ordering up tea and biscuits for the queueing Rangers punters – a high tea to go with his siege-mentality message.
One of many ironies in all this is inescapable. For decades it was popular around Ibrox to lampoon Celtic FC and its supporters for their "world is against us" claims. It was a worldview that was openly ridiculed and lampooned. Now, in one startling U-turn, siege and persecution are suddenly deemed sane standpoints to hold around Ibrox.
Might this persecution-complex be justified? Yes, of course it might be. So let’s take a quick look.
The main evidence, claim some Rangers fans, for an 'agenda' against their club is in the SPL/SFL mandarins and clubs cooking up a scenario whereby the newco Rangers were made to start life again in Division Three. Added to this is the frequent suspicion that Stewart Regan, CEO of the SFA, and to a lesser extend Neil Doncaster, CEO of the SPL, have both "had it in for Rangers" to varying degrees.
When you speak to Regan and Doncaster in private, as many journalists do, it is hard to equate their views with any "anti-Rangers" stance. Moreover, the Ibrox club are not in Division Three via any form of "punishment".
Instead, the bottom tier is where any newco club should resume life. Scottish football could not possibly have allowed the charade of a reborn Rangers waltzing back in to the top-flight, as if no insolvency and liquidation had occurred.
As for any "agenda" held by Stewart Regan? First, from whence this north-east of England man nursed his anti-Rangers ways would be anyone’s guess. Second, Regan privately wanted the following fate for the post-liquidation Ibrox club: first, if at all possible, Rangers to stay in the SPL; second (Regan’s worst-case scenario) Rangers to play in Division One for a season.
What the SFA boss did not want – and what he is aghast at – is the newco Rangers having to go down to Division Three. Given all this, if Regan does nurse an anti-Rangers agenda, then he has a weird way of showing it.
Whisper it gently – there is no agenda against Rangers.
All paranoia aside, and speaking personally, I can’t help but like and admire Charles Green. His plan for Rangers has backfired to a degree, and his financial backers – many still shrouded in mystery – require greater transparency. But Green has shown an amazing resilience to slowly turn things around at Ibrox, when on many occasions the cards looked stacked against him.
It has helped him in Glasgow that he has quickly picked up the lingo in terms of "bigotry" and "agendas". From a bleak starting-point, Green has sussed how to win many diehard Rangers fans over.
As I write, the place is jangling with a red, white and blue applause for Mr Green and his allegations of various anti-Rangers conspiracies.