Despite their status as an official media partner there was no hiding place for Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Follow Follow after the 2-0 Champions League defeat from Union SG.
Since the draw was made that completely ill-founded Superiority Complex has been in action with the Belgians dismissed as the Play Off round opponents were assessed.
Last season’s freakish run to Seville has distorted everything Ibrox related but on the pitch tonight there was a brutal reality with van Bronckhorst looking utterly helpless on the sidelines as the disaster unfolded.
Gio’s Imaginative Signing Policy (copyrite Daily Record) was picked apart by a Belgian side that bordered on mediocre. Union SG were no great shakes, fortunately for them they didn’t have to be.
Whether it was the tactics or the players virtually nothing went right for the visitors tonight other than avoiding a heavier defeat.
James Sands in a three man defence was an accident wating to happen, defensive midfielders Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara were posted missing while the three summer signings in attack were barely able to string a few passes together.
An almighty post-mortem is underway, no amount of sweeteners from inside the club will be able to put a break on the criticism with every aspect of the club under attack with a £40m windfall slipping away.
The winners of this tie will face PSV Eindhoven or Monaco for a place in the draw for the group stage.