Especially the old adage of silence being golden - especially when all the facts have yet to be established.
But it appears one particular party seems bent on conducting a spot of 'poundshop McCarthyism' in order to deflect from their own fanbase's small, but significant, contribution to events last Saturday.
Rangers released a statement on Sunday evening which had folks at first thinking it was a photoshopped fake given the wild-eyed impression being conveyed.
Especially when it appeared to have been removed from cyberspace not long after. Then it reappeared and so far remains online for all to see.
Should it be 'removed' again, here it is:
Rod Petrie of Hibs was not only slaughtered in this statement but by those in the fourth estate who appear to have some axe to grind.
As stated on this site yesterday, while he should maybe have not added anything to the statement Hibs put out, what more could he have said without, and I stress this again, prejudicing any potential inquiry?
With Hibs fans heading towards the Rangers end, instead of letting the mounted police do their jobs, which they did by preventing them from getting any further, a section of the Ibrox support raced onto the pitch as well.
To say that any other club's support would have done the same is not only insulting to other clubs in Scotland but also conveys the wrong message that hooliganism inside a football ground can be 'acceptable'.
What is disturbing is the statement's claim of Rangers fans 'protecting' players.
That's the police's job. If an inquiry finds that they have not fulfilled that duty then procedures are in place to deal with that - should the need arise of course.
To imply that it is some unofficial (unless Rangers wish to confirm otherwise) militia charged with the duty of 'protecting players' by pouring more fuel on the fire of crowd trouble is disgusting to say the least.
Praising a bunch of goons as defenders of your faith gives such morons carte blanche to think that they are above the law when it comes to matters Rangers.
As for demanding satisfaction from Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Government has released a statement condemning what happened at Hampden - or maybe this passed the Prophet of Gloom who ranted this statement from Ibrox's infamous 'marble minaret'?
Why wasn't Prime Minister David Cameron picked up for not mentioning the trouble after posting his congratulations to Hibs for winning the Scottish Cup on Twitter?
Or was this a deliberate selection of target?
As for the attack by the statement's author on journalists.... we shouldn't be surprised - this club has form for looking the other way when a section of its fanbase try to intimidate writers and broadcasters....
More noticeably, save for the BBC who have defended their employees Cosgrove and English, other members of the fourth estate in Scotland haven't exactly been in a rush to defend the attack on their colleagues.
That of course may change but shame on them for cowering behind a bunker if they don't.
The one bit of that statement that is rational is the final paragraph.
It is a given that staff, players, fans and management deserve not to be attacked - no matter which club they represent.
However, it is insulting the intelligence of everyone connected with the game in Scotland to overlook your own support's vile conduct.
Nothing is in the statement about the illegal use of pyro.
Nothing is in the statement about fans singing sectarian songs.
Again, Rangers have form for selective criticism.
Back in January 2015 when they hosted Hearts in a game that would be abandoned due to heavy snow, a section of the Rangers support attacked Hearts fans, smashed windows of Hearts supporter buses and even attacked staff working for Rangers at the entrance of Edmiston House.
All you will find on the Rangers website regarding that night of shame is a brief match report.
The statement released yesterday has not only been widely criticised, it has also been mocked.
Rangers should have waited for any potential inquiry to both take place and finish before passing further comment.
If the need to speak was so overwhelming, then equal condemnation of their own fanbase's vile conduct (as well as Hibs') would have been received well and even applauded.
Instead we got some rambling nonsense with a tone giving out the sound of 'poor, poor us, it's everyone else's fault and it's a big media conspiracy'.
It's like something a spoilt child would have written.
Then again, given the indulgence of them by both the SFA and certain members of the fourth estate who still crave the taste of 'succulent lamb' it is maybe no surprise that this four-year-old club can't get off the 'naughty step'.