Former Scotland boss Craig Levein wants Nicola Sturgeon to resign following comments she made about Scottish Football and Rangers.
The First Minister said she was angry at the scenes of Gers fans gathering in celebration at the weekend.
Then on Tuesday she said discussions will take place with police to ensure those events are not repeated ahead of the Old Firm.
I share folks’ anger at this. Everyone has made so many sacrifices in the past year & seeing a minority risk our progress is infuriating & disgraceful. It is deeply unfair to the entire country, and the police have a hard enough job already. Please ask fans to go home @RangersFC https://t.co/haH5DAzhIh
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) March 7, 2021
She said, “I share folks’ anger at this [celebrations]. Everyone has made so many sacrifices in the past year & seeing a minority risk our progress is infuriating & disgraceful.
“It is deeply unfair to the entire country, and the police have a hard enough job already. Please ask fans to go home, Rangers.”
Sturgeon has not ruled out the possibility of that clash being cancelled, provoking the reaction from Levein.
Hit the nail on the head
Levein could not represent our views better with his throwaway comment.
As a football man he does not want to get involved in politics but in return he probably expects politicians not to get involved in football.
But wee Nicola just cannot help herself.
She has always been willing to jump at the chance of cancelling the football season – just look how long the lower leagues have been put on hold for.
Her calling out the club on a historic day is out of order, especially as Steven Gerrard and others did what they could to deter fans from assembling outside Ibrox or in the city centre.
There is a limit to what Rangers can do to stop supporters gathering, yet Sturgeon ignored that with her harsh comments.
We are glad the club have put the government in their place by writing a letter to the First Minister insisting they did exactly what they were asked to do.
Sturgeon just wants to spoil our fun.