Rangers’ board statement recently which rather weakly condemned Kemar Roofe’s punishment is the latest in a long line of ‘dignified silences’ which this board is starting to become very good at.
No one would question the business and football acumen of this Rangers regime, the board have done a stellar job of some of the appointments, particularly Ross Wilson and James Bisgrove who have quietly had as much impact as Steven Gerrard.
But when it comes to defending the club against the nonsense from the SFA and SPFL, we must say ever since the farce vote in which the board did make some comments, especially in defence of bullying accusations aimed at chairman Douglas Park, the comments from the suits over these punishments have been watery at best.
It’s instead been left to Steven Gerrard to exert his not inconsiderable influence in making some stabs at those in power, as opposed to the board doing it.
Is it Stevie’s job to give a rap to the hierarchy of the Scottish game?
Well he has right to his opinion, which most of us agree with, but he evidently shouldn’t be a lone soldier in this Rangers fight.
But it feels like he is the only one actually speaking out properly and with conviction – indeed, outright calling out the powers at Hampden and challenging them to improve.
Meanwhile the board sits pretty silent on this, all things considered.
Let’s not be unfair, we are where we are because of superb appointments by Dave King, then Douglas Park after him, so let’s not be harsh.
But the board can always improve, and making a few stronger objections to the dodgy treatment our club gets from the SFA et al would go a long way to showing the power Rangers have.
Let’s use it well.