Get ready for it,,,
Now that we have passed the halfway mark with a sizeable gap separating us from the leaders, everytime someone or indeed anyone within the domestic game registers a positive Covid-19 test, get ready for someone to bring it up,,
With Scottish football, or more implicitly everyone but Her Majesty’s favourite team, on a yellow card, after the next high profile breach look out for it to be screamed by all but especially the forth estate, in what would be a tacit form of support.
And now we have managers within the biggest league in the world saying this is wrong, football should be halted for safety reasons, which serves to strengthen the hand of the above who will gladly hide behind faux public safety when suits, yet we don’t hear much for the safety of those on the receiving end of many an agricultural tackle up north which goes unreported and to often uncarded.
In fairness, I doubt any of us would complain should we see our title handed over as let’s face it they’re going to win the league. I’m thinking a straw poll of supporters, realising the above, would probably prefer to just end this season from hell happily foregoing the remaining ‘torture’.
I would posit any signings made would peak some interest, but if the Park was open would expect to hear of 30k crowds ala Ronnie and the Closed Top Tiers (their second album was the best – badoom tish) towards the tail of this campaign assuming all stays as is.
So prepare for phone in shows and drive time radio stations to give airtime to those in favour of curtailing but especially Celtic fans. Expect the topic to become a hot potato on blogs with the ‘until it’s mathematically impossible’ brigade yelling no way while the rest say ‘take it’.
“It went your way last year!” the shock jocks (pardon the pun) will rightly point out, but there was no vaccine in sight then and calling it was genuinely done with safety in mind.
That won’t be the case for everyone yelling it this time. And somehow I don’t see our board rocking the boat on this decision.
‘Bitterly disappointed but ultimately supporter safety must come first’ will more than likely be the message and I would reply if you’re going to talk of safety upon fans return there better be hand sanitizer freely available and or soap and hot water available in all toilets at all times.
Can’t have it both ways.
As for our title rivals, having covered up one major breach, should they discover another would close things down, would you put it past them to leak one, preferably someone else of course. The hacks are on sniffer dog mode I reckon.
If it goes down it goes down, won’t change my outlook, and I believe many here would feel the same. But mark my words watch the campaign emerge, go from snowball to avalanche rapidly backed up by every Tom, Dick, and Harry,,then be phrased as for the best all around.
Curtail will soon be the cry.