It is a truism that you learn more about people when things go badly for them as opposed to when it is all hunky-dory.
That general rule applies to groups as well as individuals.
Last night it was especially apparent when the news emerged that Alfredo Morelos would be banned for three matches.
This came on the heels of a two-match ban for Sevco netminder Allan McGregor for his…err… challenge on Lewis Ferguson at Pittodrie.
The keeper didn’t go over the ball in the challenged as he already had the ball!
The referee appeared to have a clear view of the incident at it was baffling that he took no action.
The amoral outrage of the Ibrox klanbase was quite something to behold as it viralled across social media.
Quite simply it was that rules were for little people, not The People.
This was the EBT mindset in the Twitter age.
The very idea that rules should apply to everyone without fear or favour is anathema to The People.
That which is cultural is not amenable to reason and their Herrenvolk sense of entitlement will not allow them to accept that equal treatment should be their lot.
Generations of corrupt preferment in the employment market in Fair Caledonia is not such a distant folk memory.
Consequently, the belief in a right to special treatment stubbornly refuses to budge from the klan’s collective consciousness.
When they see the basket of assets being awarded four penalties in one match then it is a reminder of how things used to be in the wider society.
Any suggestion that equality of treatment will now invade Planet Fitba has the klan beside themselves.
Of course, if anyone should be feeling aggrieved at the moment it is Aberdeen FC and their fans.
What SHOULD have happened during the match was that McGregor should have been sent off and a penalty awarded to the Dons at a crucial juncture in the contest.
Once more Sevco were the beneficiaries of yet another unfortunate officiating lapse.
The simple truth is that the basket of assets cannot get near Celtic in the league race without such random events falling for them during matches.
Last night Brendan Rodgers very diplomatically called out the…ahem…refereeing community in Scotland.
Essentially the Irishman said that there were too few of them and that they were amateurs.
Yes, he used the “A” word.
They are amateurs and Rodgers is the consummate professional.
Therefore, bringing in professionals from outside is undoubtedly a good idea.
The old employment practices on the Clyde were burst open when foreign multinationals came in and replaced the native-run businesses.
The bottom line as the priority of these meddling foreigners.
Consequently, any quaint notions of cultural supremacy in the workplace were binned.
The virus of merit was introduced.
Now it has taken a couple of generations, but the days when a peculiar handshake sealed the deal at a job interview is increasingly a thing of the past.
For the avoidance of doubt, the klan does not like this social progress.
While these changes were ongoing the old ways held on at Ibrox.
Indeed, the original Rangers had a discriminatory employment practice against Catholics that lasted longer than the Soviet Union.
The “What school did you go to?” scouting system at Rangers was a metaphor for Scotland for most of the 20th century.
When society moved on with outside help, the old ways at Ibrox took on more significance for the klan.
Bringing in outsiders to officiate at games and introducing technology like VAR will start to level the playing field.
It will reduce the habitat for Honest Mistakes.
None of this is a panacea to a problem that is essentially cultural, but it is necessary.
We know from the EBT decade that such a topography fills the klan with dread and that is the reason for the howls of outrage.
Most of us on Planet Fitba already knew that The People don’t fancy the future that much if it based on fairness and equality.
Last night we learned that The People now realise that such an appalling vista might finally be about to hove into view.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.