As Rangers took one step closer to the title, desperate Celtic fans had to watch on as we eked our sixth 1-0 victory of the Scottish Premiership season.
Rangers’ success this campaign has been built on a solid defence and a relentless attack against what is regularly two banks of five, as was the case v the Saints.
It’s been efficient, industrious, creative and determined – Rangers having shades of everything Steven Gerrard was as a player.
But whilst the most moonhowlery of those amongst the Celtic support will point to Kemar Roofe’s non-red card as further evidence of a masonic conspiracy, Rangers fans won’t care.
This isn’t a title race – it’s a title procession.
And for all the whining, moaning, irritable tweeting and commentating, the angry hordes of Celtic supporters and those with green-tinted specs in the media – who’ve seen their once all-conquering side reduced to Europe’s laughing stock – won’t get a single jot of sympathy from any right-minded Rangers supporter.
To use the parlance of the West of Scotland – get it up them.
This is a club and support who far from just watch on and laugh at Rangers’ financial collapse, exerted continued pressure on our very existence, built campaigns on half-truths and wild conspiracies to have us kept down and indulged in a collective jig on our “grave” before the soil had even set.
It was the most self-indulgent era in Scottish football’s history and not a single one of them missed the opportunity to turn the screw.
For Rangers fans, this is and always has been about us – going for 55 was the chant, 10IAR a scenario that wasn’t even entertained let alone visualised, talked down instead of humoured.
But for them, this was the Holy Grail – some of them even called it that – and a near decade of complete dominance will hilariously go down as an inglorious failure.
10IAR is all that mattered – don’t let them try and convince you otherwise – and the reasons for that are just as concerned with Rangers as they are with Celtic.
Ten would’ve meant nothing if they couldn’t lord it over us.
And it’s in that quest – driven by an inferiority complex to the boys in blue – that they have failed oh, so, miserably and in the minds of their fans shattered the illusion of the last nine years.
I hope that jelly and ice cream was nice bhoys and ghirls, because the scenes of our revenge are proving to be a whole lot sweeter than we could have ever imagined.
Rangers’ win over St. Johnstone brings the Gers within 17 points of 55 – here’s how the players rated in the match.