There has been an increasingly sinister narrative surrounding Scottish football since Rangers Old Firm victory that put them 19 points clear at the top of the Premiership table.
It won’t have been lost on fans of the Light Blues that Celtic’s trip to Dubai was as risky as it was unnecessary and that they have had a player test positive for Covid-19 on their return could yet again see politicians interfere with football.
Peter Lawwell’s media puppets have also got involved and front and centre is Graham Spiers, the Times journalist now failing to see how football can possibly continue given the crisis currently facing the country – but at the same time looking forward to the rugby starting!
Spiers was one of those that in the height of the original spike was proclaiming that football pitches should be left open for children to play in, so what could possibly have changed, other than Rangers having a 22 point lead now.
Football is one of the safest industries around at this moment in time where twice weekly testing and a raft of protocols and procedures must be adhered to – apart from Celtic apparently – just to keep the game going.
Spiers transparency stuck out a mile on Twitter when he published the article, much to the ire of the Ibrox faithful:
peoples mental health is falling off a cliff and you want to take away the only thing keeping our sanity, as long as it’s safe and player bubbles and testing continues there’s no issue
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) January 10, 2021
This season is slowly and painfully destroying you which is nice
— Gov’nor Walker 💙✋🗡🛡🇬🇧 (@nor_gov) January 10, 2021
U would say that ya mug . Another of Peters puppets and supporter of Septic fc
— D4Stevie 🇬🇧 (@D4Stevie) January 10, 2021
Poor graham and the rest of the rabid mhanky mob from the east are quietly terrified at the parties that’ll happen when rangers win 55! It will truly end people like graham and the gangrene brigade! 😂👍💙
— Renegade (@Renegade_uk100) January 10, 2021
Hard to believe a profession with numerous safety protocols and routine testing in place is allowed to continue? By your logic, construction and manufacturing should be halted again then putting more folk out of work.
Harder to believe someone employs you to write this dross.
— NeilC80 (@NeilC80) January 10, 2021
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣what’s up Spiers?, your team losing so try and stop the league?, typical claptrap from you!, desperate!, you & your club will try anything, disgusting
— Ian (@iangers) January 10, 2021
Celtic fans pleading for null and void when the season is still in full flow. How times have changed. Precedence set last season on how the league is finished. Either played to the end (which rangers again want). Or league handed to rangers the same as last season. Karma bites
— j beaford (@beaford_j) January 10, 2021
At the moment, there is no need to suspend football, games are getting played, there isn’t a raft of call-offs due to Covid-19 or players testing positive every week, this is a subject where Rangers need to maintain a dignified silence and just get on with the job in hand – unlike across the city last March when they were demanding to be handed the title as soon as the first games were postponed.