The headlines all screamed the same thing; Celtic fans behaving badly.
Those which weren’t doing that were singing songs of praise for the Ibrox supporters and their “tribute” to the dead monarch.
Somewhere in there was a story they never bothered to cover.
Tonight, that story broke wide open in a way that they could not ignore, when it was revealed that Police Scotland are looking into claims that Dundee Utd fans were showered with bottles and other objects during and after the game.
That story was trending on social media all the way through yesterday, but until Police Scotland’s announcement nobody in the press wanted to go near it.
The uniform picture of a solidly well behaved, impeccably staunch Ibrox support was to be defended at all costs because what a contrast that painted with the representation of other Scottish fans as delinquents merely because they dared to exercise free speech in a country which allows that.
Part of the problem here is that an entire week of media bile poured onto our fans for daring to break with the so-called “national mood” has fed into some notion that those who “uphold” that mood are free to do to the rest of us as they will.
From the moment a segment of the Dundee Utd fans made it clear that they would not take a knee and kiss the royal ring at the weekend Ibrox’ forums started to pour forth their hatred.
No wonder their fans thought that they should avenge the “national honour” with loutish behaviour.
But you tell me who the worst is?
Those who protest in song and with banners about the monarchy or those who think they have a right to defend it with violence?
In ignoring this story until they no longer could, sections of our media made it clear which side they were on.
Shame on them for that.