It’s not easy to detect the difference between ‘Rangers TV’ and slipping along the road to the studios of BBC Scotland.
During Saturday afternoon Neil McCann had Alex Rae for company as he drooled over the lunchtime win over Hibs, in the early evening it was Steven Thompson providing the soft-ball questions from the state broadcaster.
Anyone with a passing knowledge of football knows that raising your foot above waist height is dangerous play, when it is up around head height the dangers are obvious.
12 seconds later pic.twitter.com/VOyasCbpfO
— Tam Sellics son (@TamsellicsonIII) December 27, 2020
When you can no longer defend or deny the honest mistakes of Willie Collum you can revert back to the favoured ‘I’ve seen them given’ remark with a smirk to your fellow pundit.
Micheal Stewart knew what was going on at Ibrox yesterday, there was no debate or interpretation of the incident between Ianis Hagi and Joe Newell that could result in anything other than a penalty being awarded. Except in Scotland.
Collum used the mindset employed by Steven McLean a fortnight earlier at Tannadice when he watched Alfredo Morelos deliver a forearm smash into Mark Connolly.
This season is way too important for the club at Ibrox, the SFA, the SPFL and the future of the Old Firm to allow the Laws of the Game to be applied.
Collum saw a penalty, refused to award it and can be assured of continuing high profile appointments. Just like McLean and John Beaton for allowing Steven Naismith to stamp on Scott Brown during the Scottish Cup Final.
Just another Saturday in the heavily conflicted world of Scottish football.
Tell me that’s no Dr Evil in Rangers TV pic.twitter.com/a7MlF3bxSK
— Liam (@Liam2TLR) December 26, 2020