After Killie were humiliated in defeat to Welsh Premier League outfit Connah’s Quay Nomads last night, there could be more embarrassment to come.
Leading 2-1 from the first leg and seemingly set for a trip to Belgrade to play Partizan, the Ayrshire outfit collapsed at Rugby Park and were sent packing from Europe after a 2-0 defeat.
But could the club yet go back on Steve Clarke’s comments about reducing Rangers’ ticket allocation if things turn sour at Rugby Park?
Clarke famously said “bye, bye Rangers” as he spoke to Kilmarnock fans after the club’s third placed finish last season earned them a spot in the Europa League qualifiers.
Killie had just beaten Rangers 2-1 to do so.
The now Scotland boss was making the comments regarding Rangers’ ticket allocation for Rugby Park. Killie had cut the allocation last season.
Clarke also suggested the club would do the same to Celtic.
But after a disappointing start to this campaign, will supporters really hang around for Angelo Alessio?
Time will tell, and there’s a long way to go for the Italian coach, but if things really do disintegrate after Clarke’s exit, then it wouldn’t be too surprising.
It would be a significant slap in the face if Kilmarnock were to invite Rangers back this season.
Whilst it might not happen this campaign, you get the feeling the crowds might dwindle if things don’t go Killie’s way.
And before long, that could well mean they come crawling back to Rangers and the money large crowds will bring.