The reaction from Ibrox to a Notice of Complaint about Steven Gerrard was entirely predictable.
Fury and anger topped off with paranoia, the conviction that the world was out to get them, a huge conspiracy to deny their tribute act its overdue glory.
It is much the same as the reflections on 2012 when the old club went burst with supporters and high net worth blue-noses trying to blame others for the disaster that Dave Murray set in motion while trying to thwart Celtic.
Gerrard’s Notice of Complaint doesn’t come from his comments being twisted and taken out of context, they weren’t lost in translation. They come from in-house, in reply to a question from Emma Dodds.
Being interview by ‘Rangers TV’ after the win over Dundee United Gerrard had his paranoia over ready as he sends his message to the gullible that their club is the victims of some sort of double standards. The only double standards in Scottish football come from the Five Way Agreement of 2012.
The club statement claimed:
As is often the case, Steven Gerrard was asked for his view on a flashpoint in the match, with leading questions relating to the challenge that caused the injury and whether it should have been deemed a red card. On several occasions, he refused to do so.
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And what did you see if anything of the challenge on Morelos?
The question was posed by Emma Dodds standing alongside the fawning Neil McCann and Alan Hutton as they hung on the words of the Liverpool legend.