As if yesterday’s repeated blunders from Livi boss Mark Burchill following Livi’s loss at Ibrox could not make the situation any worse, the former Celtic striker has managed, somehow, to further worsen relations with an ill-attempted apology, following Rangers officially condemning the treatment of Nathan Oduwa and Livingston’s manager’s defence of it.
Rangers said yesterday, in response to the ex-Parkhead striker’s ill-conceived rant on Clyde’s Super Scoreboard:
“However, we have since heard from the Livingston manager who attempted to defend his player’s reckless challenge because he is Scottish and his opponent is English. Rangers believe Nathan, indeed every player, regardless of nationality, is entitled to greater respect. It will be interesting to discover if Livingston and the authorities share this belief.”
A fair comment. Unfortunately Burchill’s response, while initially apologetic, is further evidence that this man is unfit to hold court in any kind of debate.
“The point I was trying to make was that Kieran is likely to play his entire career in Scotland. Nathan, on the other hand, is signed for an English club and will probably return to Spurs at the end of the season.”
So?! It is ok to crock Oduwa because your player is Scottish and Oduwa is likely to exit Ibrox to return to White Hart Lane next summer?!
Words fail…everyone, surely.