As Ibrox Noise reported some weeks ago, Kenny Miller is on the verge of a switch to one of Aberdeen, Hibs, Motherwell or Dundee all vying for his valued signature and the Dons said to be in pole position.
Miller is another one who divides us here on the site, and yours truly is speaking for a few with this slant on him while others on here would give you the polar opposite;
That is, we are disgusted on here about how Miller has been castigated and thrown to the wolves without any send off and nothing but damage to his reputation without any remote evidence or proof of the alleged incident which led to it all.
Quite simply, while playing for Rangers is well rewarded and hardly slave labour, nevertheless Miller quit a well-paid gig in the MLS with sun sand sea and sangrias to join league one Rangers back home in rainy Govan.
Just like Walter Smith, he came back when his club needed him, and he gave up quite a lot to do so.
And yet he is now a free agent, hurled by the club into ignominious oblivion in a kind of treatment we just don’t expect to see our players suffer. Especially not the ones who are fans of us.
Let’s look at the facts – something did happen. We accept that something happened in that dressing room. But the ironic thing is the fans castigating Miller for his alleged actions (and there’s a few of them on here) would be the same ones gutted if our senior pros took the garbage at Parkhead without a word of complaint.
Our captain and vice captain are the leaders, and it is their responsibility to represent the squad. And, to an extent, the fans – and anyone happy with that match, that run, and willing to stay silent rather than voice concerns for us doesn’t have the club’s best interests at heart.
We absolutely condemn anyone who may have physically assaulted the ex-boss. But are we seriously claiming either Lee Wallace or Kenny Miller attacked the former manager? There is no evidence this happened, and of course, neither of them will reveal the truth for some time – just like Barry Ferguson, it took literally 12 years for the ex-captain to confirm what truly happened with Paul Le Guen.
The only people to know what happened were inside that dressing room, and anyone who was told the truth by anyone in that dressing room – and even then, think of the famous dress phenomenon and yanny and laurel – what one person sees and hears, another quite simply doesn’t and neither of them are wrong.
Ultimately we are disappointed how Miller has gone from hero to zero. Sure he wasn’t the player he used to be – kinda happens in your late 30s. But we completely believe he was hung out to dry and for someone who gave us so much, that’s poor.
Bear in mind, if Kenny Miller assaulted anyone, would Josh Windass have been as complimentary in his Instagram message and been gutted at the lack of send off? The ex-boss played Windass constantly and if Windass had taken any side at all, it probably would have been the coach.
Regardless of it all, if Miller does switch to Aberdeen, it would be a toxic signing. Miller knows the hatred they have for Rangers, and the ignominy between the clubs.
And yet, given how he was treated, can anyone blame him for wanting to get one over on those who threw him out?