Ever since Rangers lifted the trophy, it’s felt like we’ve been under attack. From bizarre videos alleging misconduct from players, to some fans admittedly disgracing the club and drawing condemnation, to government officials demanding players be fired, to media corporations getting the boot in over Saturday’s celebrations, it’s seemed like Rangers are very much the target for Scottish press and authorities.
Even the police have got involved, investigating said video to decide if it’s real and if it’s worthy of punishment.
And yet, where were the authorities when Celtic fans invaded shopping malls, or all those pro-IRA videos from Parkhead players, and indeed just what did the government do when Celtic fans invaded Parkhead in protest and assaulted the police and Neil Lennon? And what about that Dubai shambles?
And while we don’t condone the conduct of some fans who definitely disgraced themselves and the club, there is an overall feeling that every authority that can, is getting a kick in right now. Groups who didn’t touch Celtic over the past few years.
It’s like Ally said all those years ago – everyone should get a wee kick in now because we won’t be here for long.
Well they’re taking shots now, at any sign of… well… anything they can have a go at.
And all the press since Saturday doesn’t show any of the majority of good celebrations, or the Burj Khalifa, or the Clyde display from the UB.
Sure, they mention it in passing, but only if you search hard – no, the highlights for them are the negatives they can find.
Rangers are a big target, and a lot of folk are taking a shot.
Predictable, and sad.