The “official” response out of Ibrox has arrived, only 23 hours after the game, and it is as pathetic as it is possible to get.
The club has, through its hapless supporter liaison officer, issued a statement on the “incident” yesterday, said incident being the broken bottle which had to be picked out of the grass in the penalty area.
There is still no comment on the other, much more serious, incident which resulted in a Celtic club official receiving medical treatment.
Our club has had no apology.
Our official has not received the best wishes of the Ibrox board.
Their SLO does not mention it in his statement.
Is this because the cameras didn’t record it?
As I spoke the other day about my brief flirtation with string theory, allow me this analogy; it’s as if we’re testing out that old quantum theory question; “If a tree falls in the forest and no-one hears it, does it make a sound?”
Is Ibrox really going to ignore the incident involving the member of our backroom team, in the hope that if they do nobody will notice or care?
Even if the issue is the subject of a serious internal examination, nothing precludes them from acknowledging that it happened, saying sorry to our entire coaching department and our club and vowing to get those involved.
It is astonishing that nearly 24 hours later none of that has happened yet.
This whole thing is an absolute outrage.
Aside from banners which had no place in a football stadium anywhere – and which I’ll talk about later – sectarian singing and objects launched from three separate parts of the ground, we now have to contend with the appearance that one club is so aloof and arrogant and wallowing in its own self-pity that it cannot bring itself to do what any other club in the country would have done within minutes of the game ending.
It was a shameful day for the home club, and their handling of it is only making that worse.