Celtic favourite Chris Sutton has found himself surprised to agree with Barry Ferguson on all the Celtic and Rangers title talk over the last couple of weeks, writing in his Daily Record column.
With the ongoing public health crisis changing society at a rapid pace over the last couple of weeks, what once seemed important is rapidly becoming secondary to wider issues.
Football is gradually slipping down the priority list and Ferguson wrote in his own column a few days ago that he wasn’t that bothered how the title picture shapes up in the end, changing his view.
He had previously argued that no-one could be declared champions without playing out with the rest of the season.
Sutton has now backed his old playing rival up with comments of his own, telling The Daily Record: “It shouldn’t take tragedy to stop the bias and bickering. When legends such as Billy McNeill and Sandy Jardine pass away, divides evaporate. People come together and stand strong as one.
“I’ve got to be honest, this is one of those times.
“It’s not often myself and my old sparring partner Barry Ferguson agree 100 per cent on anything but I read his column in Record Sport yesterday about his attitude towards things changing over the past week and I felt myself thinking the same way.”
That the pair have used their platforms to promote a more reasonable way forward for all is to their credit.
As Sutton notes, it’s not often you’ll see the pair agree on Celtic and Rangers issues.
Whatever happens next in Scottish football has to be for the benefit of as many clubs as possible from those in the Scottish Premiership to those down towards League Two level.
Fans and clubs will have to accept it too because it seems that the authorities and decision-makers are trying their best in difficult, constantly changing circumstances.
Hopefully cool heads prevail in the coming months.