Kemar Roofe

Kemar Roofe
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Kemar Roofe of Rangers celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D stage match between Rangers and SL Benfica at Ibrox Stadium on November 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With so many of us reeling from yesterday’s shocker at Tannadice, Kemar Roofe’s name had been noticeably absent from the team sheet.

With the accusations starting, particularly ones about his injury status, Rangers revealed post-match the striker’s son had been hospitalised and requested fans respect his privacy.

It’s instances like these that do bring more than a touch of perspective to trivial matters such as a football match and once again prove Bill Shankly’s frequently misquoted line about life and death and football, in the way it’s been altered, isn’t correct.

We wish Roofe’s lad a speed recovery, and we doubt his father really gave two hoots about the football yesterday.

On a personal note, on the day yours truly’s mother was no longer with us, an ex-friend thought it was a good idea to hand a Rangers shirt over, ‘to take the mind off things’.

Football, sometimes, just doesn’t matter.

Best wishes to the kid.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your mother, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Also get well soon to Kemar’s son.

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