This is far from a cynical exercise in pro-Israeli whataboutery
What they went through was just one of many terrible things that happened here during the Troubles and will therefore draw cries of whataboutery
No doubt he'll be called a hand-wringer by some in his support but he avoids the traditional Old Firm pitfalls of whataboutery
and equivalence and states they have a responsibilty to their club and themselves to ditch the sectarian baggage some seem determined to keep carrying.
After Keith Jackson's column savaged both sides of the Old Firm support - with a particularly fierce blast at Rangers for their songs of hate at Stark's Park - the outraged Whataboutery
defence was as predictable as it was depressing.
It's a tactic dubbed Whataboutery
and fans of both Rangers and Celtic are skilled in the art.
So now we're faced with weeks of claim, counterclaim and more whataboutery
than you can stomach as both halves of what was once known - and God help us, will be again all too soon - as the Old Firm forensically examine every pixel of YouTube footage on their righteous path to the moral high ground.
The obfuscation and the whataboutery
But, in the interests of finding humour in a dark place, we'll begin with a classic example of whataboutery
And it's a shame that while the debate about Libya raged, we retreated into a typical round of whataboutery
And what often follows is a descent into a debate that involves as much whataboutery
as our own past conflict.
Or rather, it was a pitiful case of the Devil's Advocate diving horns-first into a barrel to scrape at its deepest recesses in the name of media whataboutery
Is football the new arena for our whataboutery
and I told you sos?