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.