Rangers are planning to hold their Player of the Year awards tonight (Sunday) in Glasgow – and if there is anyone at Ibrox with a modicum of sense it will be scrapped after the Old Firm humiliation earlier in the day.
After going down 5-0 to Celtic to confirm the Hoops as champions for a seventh successive title, the Gers will now head for a luxury hotel in the centre of Glasgow for the awards bash.
While the original scheduling was beyond the Gers’ control with the date for the Old Firm not confirmed until a few weeks ago, having the event tonight is almost certain to lead to unpleasant scenes.
The performance against Celtic at Parkhead was nothing short of embarrassing and many of the fans who were at the game will be due to attent the Player of the Year awards and won’t be in any sort of mood for back-slapping and congratulations.
If the club does go ahead with it, it will be one of the most tone deaf moves from the Ibrox board in recent years and leave fans scratching their head over if they have any insight into the feelings among the fanbase.
While it would inconvenience those who are travelling to the awards, as a way of apology the club could quite easily refund the cost and let the supporters have a night out at the club’s expense.