The furore which saw Rangers’ Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor dropped from the Scotland team to face Iceland for a late-night drinking session at the team hotel shows no signs of stopping. And it is unlikely to so long as the players are giving photographers the Vs.
Reports suggest that Scotland manager George Burley had wanted to send the pair home, but they were given a reprieve when a group of players who either didn’t want the squad weakened by removing Ferguson and McGregor or had been involved in the drinking session themselves campaigned for them to stay. After this let-off they helped themselves out no end with schoolboy gestures towards photographers.
The V-signs have apparently upset Rangers boss Walter Smith more than the original offence. He has now sent both players home from training amid reports that Ferguson has been stripped of the captaincy and both players transfer-listed.
They say you make your own luck.