At first glance there would be seem to be little in common between the state of Libya today and the state of Scottish football.
But bear with me. Both are in utter chaos, with delusional leaders who continue to claim that they are in charge and know exactly what they are doing, and that if disappointed followers will just keep the faith everything in the bomb-strewn garden will be rosy. Both are reaping the long-term maledicts of the greed of a small number of people football.
In the case of Libya, it is Colonel Gadaffi and his family and other cronies. In the case of Scottish football, it is the Old Firm of Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers.
The really sobering thought, for those of us who once harboured a deep love of the Scottish game, is that the country of Libya today looks to have a brighter future.
At least it has a National Transitional Council. We have the Scottish Football Association, the Scottish premierleague and the Scottish Football League. Oh, and Henry McLeish…