As we alluded to in the last piece, there was a gathering at George Square last night, completely brushed away by all authorities for political reasons.
But there’s another piece of double-dealing we must highlight as well…
A number of weeks ago Rangers pleaded with the government to allow 10,000 fans in Ibrox for safe celebration of the title lift.
This request was denied.
But then only a month later, Sturgeon hurriedly downgraded Glasgow from level 3 to 2 in order that around 12,000 fans could attend both Hampden Scotland games.
Anyone seeing the slight flaw here?
Why was Rangers’ request, a request carried out in the name of safety of Rangers fans and the wider public, completely denied out of hand, but the same people rejecting that then ensured 24,000 fans could watch Scotland’s two Hampden group matches?
We cannot help feeling that rule for Rangers and another rule for the rest is intrinsically entrenched in society and the government with incidents like these.
For the record, we endorse the crowd in Hampden, and we were glad to see a hint of normality – but there was absolutely no reason a month or so ago it couldn’t have been done at Ibrox.
Well, I guess there was a reason – it was Rangers.