I’m breaking one of my own safety rules here: Write about anything but never get into a situation where someone might think I’m criticising, in any way, Jewish people, trans people or ‘The Rangers’, especially the Rangers.
My great grandad and my grandad were Rangers men. My dad switched to Falkirk but the local Celtic fans were not fooled, they said, and called them ‘the Wee Rangers.’
I was a Rangers fan till I left school and joined my dad with the Bairns. Everybody, every body, was a Rangers fan in those schools in the 1960s, even Mrs O’Flaherty (Patricia), the dinner lady.
These days, I’m still kind of a Bairn, but Scotland come first. I kind of admire Killie, while living in Ayr (Ssssh!!) and I really like watching the current Rangers side, especially in their European campaign.
I also think the Rangers fans have been treated badly. Regardless of any legalist jiggerypokery, it IS still the same club because they’re still the same people and the current club DID win all those trophies.
So, Super Ally’s reaction to Nicola casually listing two other clubs was positively hair-trigger over-reaction. She clearly meant nothing by it.
The Ayr United fans are not up in arms, to my knowledge and, anyway, a source tells me she was referring to Brora Rangers. She was!
Told you I was in a funny mood this morning. Still am.