Rangers fans have already, for the most part, moved on from the five exits, who are free agents these days having bid farewell to Rangers, albeit without actually formally doing so via social media.
And indeed, that Scott Arfield remains the only departing player to actually say goodbye to the club’s fans in an emotional statement gives some idea about what Rangers actually meant to the likes of Alfredo Morelos, Filip Helander and Ryan Kent – and that’s frankly not a lot it appears.
Allan McGregor will say his formal proper full goodbye around the time of his testimonial v Newcastle, but the rest, aside a wee wave at Ibrox, have rather disappeared into the night without much ceremony.
It’s a bit disappointing really, that since that exit at Ibrox and the final match of the season, not a one of them aside Scotty has put the time into saying goodbye to the fans, and we suspect, especially in Morelos’ case, that sums up his feelings for this club.
Kent, too, mentally and emotionally moved on long ago, and his rather disappointing attire for the final Ibrox night probably demonstrated this.
But only Scotty has actually put the time into saying goodbye.
Don’t get us wrong, there is still time for these guys to properly wave farewell in a statement to Rangers fans, but for now it isn’t a very classy look, weeks on from the end of the season.
Some have suggested Morelos and Kent in particular are waiting for their next club, waiting to see where they end up before actually committing to a goodbye, but Scotty didn’t – he just came out with a very emotional statement wishing the club and the fans the very best.
Indeed, his example demonstrates the lack of class from those two – Helander a wee bit less because his spell in Govan was a disaster and we didn’t have the emotional connection with him.
But Kent and Morelos were giant parts of Rangers for a very long time and we’ve not heard a thing from them since they left.
It’s not the best – some have also suggested there’s a bit of acrimony there with how fans ‘treated’ them in the end, especially the disdain Kent attracted, unfairly in our opinion. But that doesn’t matter – players need to rise above that, look at the bigger picture, and say goodbye like gentleman.
There’s still time for them to do that, but that they haven’t already says quite a lot.