Why The People are not coping with humilation

When Fitba historians come to chart the demise of FC Sevco the events of Friday the 16th January 2015 will be a useful waymark.

Various factors were in play that led to their humiliation live on TV.

The mainstream media have, in the main, been very gentle with the fledgling club that pretends to be Rangers.

However the optics of the game being abandoned was highly instructive.

For the avoidance of doubt this was no freak weather event and snow is not unknown in Glasgow in January.

What is abnormal is the club currently playing at Ibrox.

Financially it is running on empty and without external finance it has no way of completing the season.

Sources tell me that suppliers’ bills are piling up and that essential care and maintained has been cut to the bone.

My information is that the undersoil heating was on for four hours on Friday.

A match delegate told me that this should have been switched on at 19.00hrs on Wednesday.

He told me that the Rangers of ten years ago had around thirty grounds staff between Ibrox and Murray Park.

He wagered that the number now would only be a fraction of that.

Moreover, the stewards would not be pressed into service as they were attending to the festival of dignity outside the ground before the match.

Of course football without fans is nothing and the Ibrox clientele played their part in the shambles.

Within the environs of the stadium that John Brown played for klan etiquette appears to have been observed on Friday night.

It seems undeniable that there were some disturbances outside Ibrox that required the police to be in attendance.

There is even one Light Blue blogger making the allegation that two members of staff, one female and the other an elderly gentleman, were assaulted within Argyle House by anti-board demonstrators.

When Mr Bomber spoke to The People in the turbulent days of 2012 their collective consciousness was still inchoate, but undoubtedly angry.

Since then a narrative of victimhood has been constructed among the Ibrox customer base.

This has been facilitated by a venal media and by those in authority who have put the Ibrox brand above the general health of the national game in Scotland.

Subsequently, the forthcoming league cup semi-final, quite frankly, fills me with dread.

However, the Glasgow hacks are all giddy with excitement, but I rather suspect that the emergency services do not share this feeling of heady anticipation.

When the old club died they left behind debts to the ambulance service and the police.

The National Health Service is paid for out of the public purse.

It is beyond dispute that when Rangers (1872-2012) expired it owed tens of millions of pounds to HMRC.

Subsequently, I find it cruelly ironic that those same services will be stretched to breaking point on February 1st because of the vengeful anger of The People.

Humour is kryptonite to the Herrenvolk hubris of the klan.

However the reflexive response of the green and white side of the city has been to royally laugh at their predicament.

Indeed side splitting laughter at the expense of The People has been heard in places such as Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Perth and Kirkcaldy.

This would not be problematic if the narrative of victimhood had not been authorised and articulated by so many in the mainstream media.

Rangers (1872) self-destructed and the key decisions and non-decisions were taken at the top of the Marble Staircase.

However there is a lynch mob mentality among the People that finds it more appealing that their situation was engineered by external sources.

They inhabit a belief system permeated by a need for vengeance and not just on the field of play.

What we saw on Friday night is that their main emotion is vengeful anger and somewhere within that mob, I fear, seethes the next Jason Campbell.

This could prove to be a very dangerous journey and the League Cup semi-final seems to me like a terrible event inexorably coming down the tracks.

If I was religious I would be praying for snow.

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