With today’s news that Lee Wallace’s football career as much as his Rangers career is in hanging in the balance, we cannot help but feel a sense of deep regret and bitterness about how this has all panned out.
While we will never know the truth of what happened in that dressing room, unless of course he or Miller or their ex-manager speak out, nevertheless it seems to us Wallace has been thrown out with the garbage in a truly ruthless manner which speaks volumes of how the club has not managed his situation with any compassion, fairness or loyalty.
Let’s not forget just what Wallace gave up – sure, the stories were that his missus was expecting (he now has two young children) and moving to England in 2012 would have been a lot of hassle at the time.
But it wouldn’t be the first time it had happened and yet he did stay completely loyal to Rangers in the lower divisions and gave up the best years of his career. He sacrificed any chance of being a Scotland international.
Few fans were unhappy when he finally earned the captaincy.
And yet here we are present day and Wallace has been scrapped, and now looks in genuine trouble if reports of yet another procedure are true.
The club simply hasn’t supported him on any level, which makes a mockery of his own support to the club.
We find it hard to believe Lee Wallace did anything beyond speaking his mind to his ex-manager, if he even did that. He doesn’t strike us as the type who really goes throwing his weight around.
And yet, he faces surgery, and ergo the inability to find a new club due to being unable to take/pass a medical.
We may be speaking with our hearts here but he doesn’t deserve this – and yet he’s gone from hero to club pariah.
How did Lee Wallace go from vaunted club captain to banned and ditched?
Of course there’s a further twist in that new manager Steven Gerrard may actually want him – aside Declan John Rangers have no viable option for left back, and Wallace is certainly capable. We are yet to see how he assesses the whole squad, not just Wallace.
But hero to zero? It defies all logic.