The Scottish FA have long been pilloried as a joke for their shambolic running of Scottish football but have managed to exceed even their own incompetence by scheduling Rangers and Celtic to play in Glasgow at the exact same time if their Scottish Cup clashes fall foul to the weather this weekend.
Both sides are due to play at home this weekend in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals – Celtic on Saturday and Rangers 24 hours later – but both are at serious threat after more than a foot of snow was dumped on Glasgow.
If they do get postponed, the SFA have confirmed on their website that both sides will try again on Wednesday March 14th and Police Scotland are almost certain to put a stop to it happening.
Previous attempts to have Rangers play at home hours after Celtic travelled to face Partick Thistle at Firhill have been blocked by police and – even allowing for a reduced attendance at both games – are incredibly unlikely to change their stance, particularly a few days after an Old Firm game three days earlier which could have huge repercussions on the title race.
TV could see one – or both – games moved once again to another date but the very idea of scheduling games at Ibrox and Celtic Park on a Wednesday night with limited enough public transport available in Glasgow and the potential for trouble is something only the blazers at Hampden could dream up.