Yesterday, as Celtic fans still sought answers over the disgraceful performance of John Beaton and, more importantly, the VAR official, Willie Collum, Tom English launched an astonishing blast at one fan who had asked him to defend his own position on it.
That is typical of the arrogance and sense of entitlement of our journalists.
This clown thinks fans should only be allowed a small window in which to discuss issues?
Let’s see how that works the next time he brings up a manager’s record, or a player’s lack of goals, or when someone is going through a bad run of games.
“It’s been a week Tom, for God’s sake give it a bloody rest.”
This guy works for the BBC.
Which means that this guy works for us … but he doesn’t get to do this kind of crap.
These people, whose job it is to offer a critical evaluation of these sorts of incidents, aren’t interested in doing so. Fine. But the ego to demand that the rest of us should stop talking about it or asking about it is hard to quantify.
English’s own position on it is classic fudge; he sees why it could have been given but also why it might not have been.
Utter cowardice and pitiful fence sitting on an issue which seems as clear as you can get. No wonder he doesn’t want to discuss it. Someone might push him to an actual view.
As I’ve been saying for a few weeks now, there is an obvious pattern to all this and in the way these decisions have fallen.
All for one club and against another one, and we know who those clubs are and which is which.
We also know why they’ve gone the way they have; the Ibrox operation is in dire straits due to its own incompetence and UEFA regulation changes. They need this title, and you sometimes feel that their pals in the SFA will do anything to help them get it.
Even the decision to bring VAR’s implementation forward when things appeared to be getting desperate over there now has to be regarded as suspect.
Celtic itself knows something stinks, which is why they’ve asked for a sit-down.
Perhaps English is going to tell them to shut it as well? Perhaps he, like Grant and others, thinks we should get to the back of the bus and stop making all this noise?
Well I have news for this guy; we ain’t going anywhere.
Since he and his colleagues aren’t in the least bit interested in holding these people to account for their “mistakes” then we’ll hammer away at them and at our club until somebody does.