Another interesting little tale bubbled out of the cesspool of Ibrox this afternoon; Jermaine Defoe, who as you’ll be aware is not only a player at Ibrox but on the coaching team as well, missed a court appearance for a driving offence this morning.
His lawyer told the court that he is in self-isolation because of the bug.
There is no further information on it, because none was offered but no other player or member of the coaching staff is isolating although you’d think there’d have been some close contact.
It’s the latest in a line of these over there; Gerrard said a few weeks ago that issues relating to the bug were still affecting his team, but nobody was out at the time due to it. So many things over there remain a complete mystery to us.
I spoke to the government and the SFA a few months ago on this, as regular readers will be well aware.
Both of them confirmed that the whole system relies on honest reporting; in other words, it relies on the clubs notifying test and trace immediately of all close contacts and positive test results.
When I asked what would happen if a club didn’t I got nothing back from the SFA and a rather stunned email from the Scottish Government asking who would be so reckless.
As if that question requires an answer.
This is now in the public domain, so if there is other information to drop on it – like a list of close contacts or whatever – we should know soon enough. There’s no information on how long Defoe has spent in isolation or how long he has to.
But it’s amazing how many cases there have been over there this season already when last season there were virtually none.
Definitely one that’s worth keeping an eye on.