Talksport pundit and former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker, Stan Collymore, took it upon himself to take a set of supporters to task for their outdated attitudes.
That group being fans of Rangers and their continual singing of sectarian songs that both the authorities and the club itself (both in their old and new incarnations) have dragged their heels on when it comes in terms of attempting to eradicate the problem.
Not surprisingly, Collymore's move didn't go down to well with the knuckle-dragging element of the Light Blues support and a stand-off ensued.
The Rangers fans who responded dragged up Collymore's own past in retaliation when in a Paris bar 17 years ago, he assaulted his then-girlfriend, Ulrika Jonsson.
A deliberate tactic of deflection from those fans but it did undermine Collymore somewhat and provided an obstruction for the issue he was trying to raise with some, while agreeing that Rangers should not sing sectarian songs, not being able to get over Collymore's act of violence all those years ago.
However, that does not mean to say that those without chequered pasts themselves (in terms of committing an offence of their own) should be prohibited from condemning the repulsive songbook.
It needs to be done because it would appear that a section of Rangers fans show no inclination in cleaning up their own house. While supporters of other clubs worked hard (and still do so) to rid their grounds of racist fans who in the 70s and 80s would shout racial abuse at black players, make monkey chants and throw bananas at them, there are plenty at Ibrox who still hold a Governor George Wallace-type attitude when it comes to relations towards folk with an Irish Catholic background.
Two songs in particular were audible to a large television audience during Rangers' League Cup semi-final against Celtic. "The Famine Song", which demands Scots of Irish ancestry 'go back home' to Ireland because the potato famine that killed more than a million people, with British government incompetence contributing heavily to that total, had been over for a century and a half.
The other song, which drew Collymore's ire during his Twitter slanging match with the Rangers fans, is "The Billy Boys". This ditty is not some tune - as was suggested by a naive acquaintance - praising King William of Orange whose victory at the Battle of the Boyne over King James in 1690 is celebrated by Ulster protestants. No, it acclaims a less regal figure who to describe him as being unsavoury, would be an understatement.
Billy Fullerton was a Glasgow gangster in the 1920s and 30s whose razor gang, "The Billy Boys" plagued the Bridgeton and Gorbals areas of the city. Under the false cover of 'protecting the community' they would conduct a campaign of extorting money from local shopkeepers, publicans and various members of the community that they claimed to 'protect'. Violent assaults on those with an Irish Catholic background were also part of his gang's forte.
He was also politically active but in a way which would have folk outwith of Glasgow branding him as both a scab and a racist. The former label is applicable for his gang's role in helping to break the General Strike in Glasgow by attacking those workers who had taken industrial action for better wages and conditions.
The term 'racist' is well-deserved in Mr Fullerton's case given that not only was he a member of the British Union of Fascists, he would in the 1930s also be a founding member of the East End of Glasgow chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
It is such a man who is praised in song by a section of Rangers supporters.
Embarrassing enough surely? After all, who in their right mind would want to associate themselves with a song that acclaims such a character with backward and morally repugnant views as Fullerton? A lot of people it seems are more than happy to do this.
The fans themselves show little inclination of doing any form of self-policing preferring instead to play the classic tactic of deflection - "What about Celtic's songs?"
Well surely the option to take would be to clean act your own act which would leave you holding the moral high ground after you've done this? After all, if Rangers no longer sing their songs and Celtic fans continue to sing their tunes celebrating a paramilitary organisation, the spotlight will be focussed solely on them and vice-versa.
Truth is, such people are not interesting in winning the moral high ground. The pithy excuse of "the other side do it too" is churned out not as a statement of condemnation, but as a pathetic means to justify their own behaviour.
Collymore's rant centred around lobbying TV companies to boycott the screening of Rangers games as long as their fans continued to proclaim themselves to be knee-deep in 'Fenian Blood' when belting out "The Billy Boys".
The likes of the BBC and BT Sport have been silent on this issue. BBC Scotland didn't utter a peep of condemnation while the aforementioned songs were belted out at Hampden three weeks ago and BT Sport dropped Collymore as a pundit from tonight's football show (the fact that they were to screen a Rangers game against Raith was, I am sure, purely coincidental in not letting him on to discuss this particular subject).
If both the BBC and BT Sport took a leaf out of ESPN's book, then maybe, the paper tiger that is the SFA and the SPFL will develop a set of teeth and tear a strip off Rangers for allowing their fans to behave in this manner. At half-time during a Rangers fixture at Berwick Rangers which was screened by ESPN, presenter Ray Stubbs made the following announcement:
What about the club themselves? Given the boardroom squabble that is going on and may not be at an end despite what may happen at next month's egm, don't expect Rangers to act anytime soon. If their old guise didn't do much to eradicate this problem for well over a century, this embryonic version seems to be acting like its deceased parent.
If Dave King wins the power struggle at the egm, don't hold your breath in thinking he will do something. He was part of an oldco board that did little and given he is pandering to the masses right now in order to get their support for his planned takeover, there is little chance he is going to do anything to upset them.
Even without all of this, it is unlikely that King would be willing to make a moral stand against such bigotry. This is a man who emigrated to South Africa when it was governed by the racist and murderous Apartheid regime.
He arrived in 1976, the year of the Soweto Uprising which was brutally crushed by the South African police who killed 176 children, who were protesting about having the Afrikaans language forced on them at school. As well as the dead, more than 1000 children were wounded.
It is this regime that King propped up with his labour and skills contributing to an economy run for the rich white minority with the black majority denied all of its benefits.
When Apartheid collapsed, a new integrated economy was formed designed to function for everyone in South Africa. A new economy which King tried to get out of paying taxes to and only did so to the tune of more than £40million after he plead guilty to 41 various contraventions of the South African Income Tax Act.
With a man of such ethics, it would be optimistic for him to ban a song celebrating a racist thug - although we all wait to be proved wrong.
So what about the current board at Rangers led by the puppets of Mike Ashley? If they stave off King's bid to oust them, won't they do something once the boardroom dust has settled?
Don't hold your breath on that front either as all Ashley is interested in is how many bucks he can make from Rangers. He has shown in the past that criticism glides off him like water off a duck's back.
However, it is claimed that he is very sensitive to his Sports Direct empire as the sports retailer is viewed by him as his 'pride and joy'.
A boycott by all right-minded football supporters of Sports Direct might make him take notice but until such a well-organised mobilisation takes place, it is unlikely he will care not a jot what his new toy belches out from the stands.
As mentioned in a previous blog, the best chance of eradicating this issue lies with the Scottish game's rulers themselves - the SFA and the SPFL, but only if they both develop a backbone to issue punishments such as points deductions and making Rangers play home games behind closed doors.
It is imperative that they do something as their 'sweeping under the carpet' statement on the sectarian singing at the League Cup semi-final demonstrated a clear lack of courage which is so badly needed.
Meanwhile, the problem goes on and continues to show Scotland in an appalling light.
What a shame.