Inverurie Locos manager Andy Dow’s comments on Brora Rangers’ title success has put Rangers’ Celtic obsession to shame.
Inverurie play their football in the Highland League, which was awarded to Brora over the weekend. This comes after they led the league by 13 points before Scottish football went into lockdown during the current health crisis.
Meanwhile, Rangers released a statement last week throwing the toys out of the pram. They stated that Celtic couldn’t be awarded the title unless it was mathematically impossible to catch them. They then refused the idea of playing behind closed doors.
However, Locos manager Andy Low put their pettiness to shame when he spoke today about Brora’s rightful claim to the Highland league championship (Scottish Sun).
“It was the right decision because anyone involved in the Highland League would agree that Brora have been the best team this season. They are well in front with two games in hand, so there is no doubt they would have gone on to win the league.
“It is a unanimous decision that Brora deserve the league. This season is over and we look towards next year now. There had been talks between the chairman and they asked the opinion of other people at the clubs too, so this was the common sense thing to do.
“It’s not an easy decision but it was the one which made most sense because the clubs needed clarity. That was the big thing, people need to know where they stand. Whether other leagues look at what the Highland League has done and follow suit I don’t know.”
“Unanimous” decision shows the tinted specs were off
Low’s comments here come from a man who’s willing to put the good of the game ahead of any personal gain. He isn’t letting selfishness get the better of his thought-process. The fact the decision was unanimous in awarding Brora the title proves the majority of the clubs were the same.
So what’s different about the Premiership? Only Rangers can answer that one. After all, we’re 13 points clear too. Sure, Brora had two games in hand whilst we had played a game more, but the fact remains that it’s highly unlikely we would be caught.
Inverurie, after all, are second place in the Highland League. They’re one of the few clubs who could’ve mathematically caught Brora. Yet here’s a manager who simply knows it’s unlikely to happen and happy to admit his team have been second-best this season.
The day Rangers do that is the day that club shows some humility. Therefore, we won’t hold our breath. The current shutdown has simply given them an opportunity to cover up their own team’s failings this season.
But when they take a look at how the Highland League clubs have dealt with their own situation, they should be embarrassed by their own pettiness.
As things stand, there is no certainty of what will happen to the Premiership. But if it was to stop, nobody can argue who would’ve been crowned champions.