The media had a weird way of looking at the game in Australia.
They wanted, desperately, to promote it through the prism of Ibrox but the Aussie media would not allow that.
They wanted it to be about Ange.
Some of our hacks then tried trying to make it about Scottish football itself, I think in an effort to win over some of us.
But you know what? Ange has talked about the benefits to Scottish football of us playing over there.
And I wonder if this isn’t the right time to double down on that.
What the media forgets is that there is more than one club in Scotland … and there are more than two.
The organisers of the event could easily find another club to play in it, especially when there is a few million quid on offer. But here’s the thing; if they want to screw with Ibrox in a way that will really make their point, they should give that money to Hibs or Hearts or Aberdeen, or one of the other clubs in our league.
If Bisgrove is telling the truth the money is even greater than the SPFL gives to a title winner … great.
Make one of these clubs grateful for Ibrox’s blind stupidity. Promote Scottish football as was apparently the hope of some of our hacks (aye, right) and in the process give one of our clubs a chance to put itself out there and build its own audience.
Our media has to stop trying to promote the game here through two teams (or just one, their favourite one) and start trying to promote it through all its clubs.
I would love to know how they would react to a Celtic-Hibs game abroad or a Celtic-Aberdeen game abroad, and since the idea of the Glasgow derby abroad is dead, if the Aussies gave Scottish football itself such a shot in the arm why not take an Edinburgh derby to the far flung corners of earth instead?
Do they think no-one would watch it? I’ve been at four of them; one at Hampden, two at Easter Road and one at Tynecastle) and the atmosphere is great.
Scottish football should not lose out because the Ibrox club panders to its gutter fans.
If the Aussies really are interested in writing a monster cheque for this tour then give it to a club which will make better use of it than paying some ex-EPL crock to sit on the bench for months.