The smiling assassins are now out, certain Rangers fans coming out with their self-righteous ‘I never wanted Gio and knew he was the wrong choice’ nonsense, ‘supporters’ smug with themselves and genuinely happy a good man has lost his job so they can spew their hate online and tell the world how ‘right’ they were.
The same hypocrites who celebrated Sevilla like Gio was a God, who praised him to the rafters for the first Scottish cup in over a decade, gave him legendary status for getting us to the UCL, the same ones who 7 months ago ‘knew’ he was the right man for the job and they’d always wanted him, a true Rangers man.
We’re seeing such agonising hypocrisy from so many supporters, who appear to more want to be seen as ‘right’ than wanting what is best for the club.
Our stance on Ibrox Noise over Gio never wavered – we wanted him, we were sure he was the right choice, and while the league got away from us via a side who had no European football to distract them with, Sevilla, UCL and the cup were massive deals which vindicated Gio’s merits.
But he wasn’t backed in the transfer window, didn’t make any of his own signings, and it appears senior players have let him down by deliberately dropping the ball, according to Jordan Campbell.
So Giovanni was on a hiding to nothing, and he was hindered further by a spate of constant injuries (or were they, more on that later) which tied his hands with wireties frankly – meaning he couldn’t do his job this season.
And yet these know-it-alls in our support, the same ones in tears of joy at us going to Sevilla and winning the cup at last, are now telling us all they ‘knew’ Gio was the wrong choice and is a rotten manager?
Don’t get us wrong, we know managerially-speaking Gio did make errors with tactics and selections, but most of them were this season based on what we now seemingly know is senior players effectively downing tools on him and not playing for him.
Last season, Alfredo Morelos-less Old Firm loss aside, Gio’s Rangers really didn’t do that much wrong at all.
But everything his-now detractors can beat him with a stick on, they are. With more than a hint of glee.
So what do they support? Rangers? Or their own ‘ego’ in being ‘right’? It seems like anyone claiming to be a fan while slagging GVB off as unworthy and unacceptable where they celebrated Seville, UCL qualification and the cup while praising his brilliance is the kind of ‘supporter’ Rangers could do without.
And you can quote us on that.