Ok, w’re going to take on Willie. That’s right, Mr Collum gets his very own article about his performance yesterday.
And boy, has the man in the middle been slaughtered or what?
Well, if there’s been a recurring theme this season, in every match Rangers haven’t won, it’s to blame the ref.
That’s right, one of the world’s best refs, Daniele Orsato, who presided over the PSV draw, was blamed massively in part for the outcome.
And then Irfan Peljto was blamed for the penalty conceded by Connor Goldson in Belgium.
And last but not least, Collum hugely at fault for the draw to Hibs.
In other words, some Rangers fans have taken to blaming the referee for Rangers’ bad results every time they happen.
This is very timmy behaviour, I’m sorry.
We don’t deny refs make mistakes, and get things wrong now and then, but to bring out the referee card (pun intended) as a cause of Rangers’ failings is just deflecting the issue.
Yes, most fans have also acknowledged that Rangers haven’t been sparkling this season, but far too many are focused on the ref.
So many supporters have argued the refs in Scotland are terrible, and how we need better refs, but when results go against us in Europe it’s the same argument, that the ref is terrible.
We’d like to move away from this way of thinking.
We know fine well Collum is no Collina, but he’s not why Rangers didn’t win yesterday.
So let’s stop pretending referees are the problem here.