It is not making a murderous gesture that is the greatest affront; it is the normalisation of it by opinion makers and influencers. We are asked to believe that it is acceptable for our footballers to make a throat cutting gesture when leaving the field. It is not, never has been, and at no time in Scottish football’s often disreputable history has there ever been such a low point.
There have always been some low-life footballers and there most probably always will be. They are worth our pity as well as our condemnation. Trying to normalise the despicable is new.
I don’t believe any of those who are defending murderous gestures honestly want to live in a society where this is the norm. What they want, is to stop Celtic winning nine-in-a-row, and they are prepared to subvert every ethical value to achieve this.
This is what we are up against – and why we cannot submit.