There has been something absolutely stark with the mouthpieces to media over the past five or six days with regards the Steven Gerrard saga, and it doesn’t take Einstein to figure what it is.
Every pro-Rangers or neutral pundit has bigged up Gerrard’s potential move to Rangers, even including former Celtic manager Martin O’Neill, while the only ones to say a word against it are Celtic-minded or the media-poisoned Kris Boyd and Billy Dodds.
That tells you rather everything you need to know about how Scottish football is absolutely bricking itself over such a football legend taking over at Ibrox.
For so long Celtic have had it all their own way in Scotland, and have bigged Gerrard up themselves, deluding themselves into believing he’s one of them.
He isn’t. He’s Liverpool, with no real second team at all. So for this ‘supposed Celtic fan’ to now want to take over Rangers and give Celtic and Brendan Rodgers a right doing is something those of an east end persuasion cannot abide.
And every single one is desperately trying to talk him out of it.
Because they all know the change in the climate north of the border to have the most significant English player of the past 20 years in charge of Rangers itself will be seismic.
He may, or may not, be a success as a manager, assuming he is appointed. We cannot exactly predict one way or the other.
But his simple presence in charge of Rangers has Scottish football and Parkhead’s finest choking on their cornflakes.
All the best ones are supposed to go to Celtic, aren’t they? Everyone loves Celtic, they’re ‘the greatest club around’ *barf*.
But England’s Steven Gerrard wants to beat them. He wants to emulate Graeme Souness and single handedly beat them and Brendan Rodgers.
And the Scottish media, previously cosy with Brendan, now find themselves wanting to schmooze up with Gerrard who is a bigger name in world football than Rodgers will ever be.
It may not happen. Gerrard might not join. But the atmosphere of every Celtic-minded individual trying to beg him not to while everyone else praises the move is telling in itself.
We look forward to seeing how this all unfolds.