Late on Sunday afternoon a video clip appeared with Jordan Jones alongside fans singing a Celtic song.
Within an hour or two of surfacing this sort of material is usually on the websites of the Daily Record and Scottish Sun.
As their print circulations decline eager digital desks have appeared scouring through social media for the slightest hint at a story with some key criteria. Almost anything involving either Glasgow club is fair game as they chase the hits, page-views and adverts that will see the titles continue the day after the printing presses are closed down.
Jordan “I’ve supported Rangers all my life” Jones https://t.co/kpYTlgZsI2
— Michael Higgins (@HIGGY2020) September 8, 2019
Now 24 hours after the Jones clip appeared neither publisher has touched it. In May they weren’t slow to share footage of Joe Worrall over indulging at his club’s Player of the Year event.
No-one looked too clever in the clip, professionalism and dignity clearly had a night off leaving Ibrox fans split between allowing players to relax and enjoy themselves while others want to see traditional values restored with players aware of what they represent wherever out in public.
Although the mainstream have decided against sharing the story it is widely available across social media providing Jones with no hiding place after an eight day spell that could see his Ibrox career condensed to a couple of good runs against a team from Denmark in the Europa League.
In the eight days prior to the video surfacing he was sent off against Celtic, suffered a serious injury, was left out of the squad for the Europa League and was forced to withdraw from Michael O’Neil’s international squad.