I guess some of you out there might, though. The former Rangers and USA midfielder announced on Thursday that his 13-year-old son, Jack, had died after a three-year battle with cancer of the brain. In the hours and days since there have been appropriate expressions of sympathy for the 39-year-old American and his family.
It is often a strange sensation when tragedy strikes famous people, especially if you have known them and worked with them. The initial, sometimes crass thought is, "well, you see, it can happen to any of us". Yet the illusion of fame is still so often one of endless wealth, good fortune and happy living.
But every so often, such as now with Reyna, you are stopped in your tracks. Here is a famous, feted ex-footballer suddenly struck down by tragedy. In this particular case, you feel a searing jab to the heart, knowing the relative rarity and acute pain of losing a 13-year-old son to cancer.
Many in Glasgow, myself included, got to know Reyna during his time with Rangers between 1999 and 2001, during which period Jack was born. Claudio was a straight-talking, civilised man who, among other things, would occasionally make you wonder why our own athletes couldn't communicate in quite the easy way he did. One of America's greatest footballers had come to Europe, the financial home of the game, to forge his career, and Rangers were one stepping stone along that way.
Please permit me, in just a few deviating sentences here, to remember Reyna the footballer. Because I have two outstanding recollections of him.
The first is from a night in Italy on August 25, 1999, when Dick Advocaat's Rangers put up one of the gutsiest performances I have seen from a Scottish club in European competition. They were in Parma, holding a 2-0 first-leg lead in a Champions League qualifier, against a team who just months earlier had won the Uefa Cup.
Advocaat's team came under siege that night, but weathered the storm, losing 1-0 but going through 2-1 on aggregate. And in Reyna, a lion at the heart of Rangers' midfield, I have never before or since seen a player go into so many 50-50 challenges and so frequently emerge with the ball.
Before it all went wrong for Advocaat at Ibrox the Dutchman enjoyed a golden two-year spell, and the arrival of Reyna summed it up. He was a fine Advocaat find, spotted by the Rangers manager playing for Wolfsburg in Germany, and bought for a relatively cheap £1.6 million. When I think of that night in Parma, I will always remember Reyna.
My second memory is of what a heroic captain Reyna was for the USA, for whom he won 111 caps. At both the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, in part because I knew him from Glasgow, I took a special interest in covering the USA's matches and watching him perform. Reyna's football ability was born out of grit and skill – he won the ball vigorously and passed it intelligently. I thought he was a terrific player.
Now he has been hit by this tragedy. In the three years since he has known that his son had a rare paediatric cancer, Reyna has had time to prepare for this, the worst outcome. But I defy any man to remain standing and stoical when an event like this invades your life.
When William Barclay, the renowned Scottish scholar and preacher, lost his teenage daughter in a drowning accident, his own father said to him: "Willie, your preaching will forever more have a different tone to it."
From now on Claudio Reyna's life will never be the same again. For his sake I just hope the strength and determination he displayed on the pitch are somehow mirrored in his character off it.
Is is just me, or do the vilified, legally-battered SFA still have the new Rangers FC over a barrel? Charles Green, the Rangers chief executive, now appears set to accept the 12-month transfer embargo which the SFA's tribunal originally put in place as a censure for the Ibrox club – albeit deferred until September.
It is worth, amid all the current yelling, recalling why the SFA tribunal imposed such a punishment. As much as they felt Rangers were badly in the wrong, the SFA actually didn't want to take the harsher but, by its own rulebook, more legitimate action of suspending Rangers from SFA membership, because of the harm it would do everyone – not least the Ibrox club.
But with that ruling being overturned in the Court of Session, the SFA have effectively gone back to Green and Rangers and said: "OK, technically, the 12-month embargo was a fudge, a compromise - so do you want outright suspension now or will you accept the embargo?"
Green is acutely aware of Rangers' past sins. He also wants the club playing football again – anywhere.
It seems to me in this SFA v Rangers battle, once more there is only one winner. Yet again, it isn't Rangers.
Hang on to your hats, here's the Champions League third qualifying round draw - Celtic v HJK Helsinki (prob-able); Motherwell v Panathinaikos.
Or in the Europa League third-round qualifiers: Dundee United v Dinamo Moscow and St Johnstone (if they can reverse 0-2 v Eskisehirspor) v Marseille.
Sorry to admit it, but I'm weary already of these fixtures on paper, due to the recent inability of Scottish clubs to reach the group stages proper. On Friday even Neil Lennon didn't sound overly optimistic about his club getting through two rungs of qualifying – the third qualifying round and then the play-offs – for this season's Champions League. Lennon said Celtic would hang fire in the transfer market until they knew their European fate.
When I was a kid I feasted on Rangers, Celtic, Dundee United and Aberdeen frequently barnstorming in Europe. Now I am long past getting used to our clubs being lambs to the slaughter in the same arena.