"I feel it's taking all my power," the First Minister said yesterday, "Not to use expletives when asked about football again," and who can blame her?

What is wrong with these lads, eh? 

Nicola Sturgeon has had her own issues to sort out with coronavirus rule breakers in her own camp so she must have some sympathy with football bosses who are having to pick up the phone and sort out the mess made by their players.

But come on. How many times are we going to be having footballers splashed over the front pages for giving two fingers to Covid-19 rules? It's starting to get boring.

Of course in Glasgow we focus on Rangers and Celtic - both clubs, Rangers most recently and for a second time, have had to deal with players who just couldn't be bothered following the same rules as everyone else. 

But it's not only our two big city clubs at fault for coronavius breaches.

Footballers from clubs the length and breadth of Scotland and from across England have been caught in the act. 

Players from all levels of the game have found themselves forced to apologise for flying in the face of regulations.

There seems to be something in the psyche of sportsmen that makes them think they're above the law. 

It's not only when it comes to Covid-19 regulations.

We routinely see excuses made for athletes who have broken the law in all sorts of areas.

They are welcomed back to their game with open arms and barely a slap on the wrist from the court of public opinion because they have a particular talent.

We're fortunate to have some truly decent, ethical players who try to use their platforms to make life better for others.

But for a minority, they must build up a degree of arrogance that lets them think their privileged position gives them free reign to do what they like and get away with it. 

Make no mistake, elite sport is currently in an extremely privileged position.

Athletes are allowed to continue working when thousands of people have lost their jobs, been furloughed or are facing reduced hours and reduced wages.

They are allowed to travel, not just in the UK, but also overseas, when the rest of us are grounded.

Millions of people who live alone have had to endure almost a year of no human contact while football players are filmed in dressing rooms post-match hugging and celebrating.

Yesterday the argument about the Rangers alleged rule breaking was reduced to a discussion about the rankings of the players involved.

The question asked was whether fans would be as outraged if it was first team players? 

It was suggested that there were only calls for sackings because the players thought to be involved in attending a house party were on the periphery and losing them wouldn't affect the club's overall success.

As if that matters. Right is right, and wrong is wrong, regardless of talent or position.

The Rangers players who apparently chose to party than to stay at home showed a deep disrespect for their club.

They showed a deep disrespect for their teammates and for their fans.

They also showed an absolute lack of regard to the daily struggles of their neighbours and their communities.

To the medics who are risking their health to care for people positive for coronavirus, who are on their knees exhausted by the physical strain the virus is placing on the health service.

They've given a slap in the face to people who have lost loved ones to this illness.

It is sickening that this keeps on happening. 

What has to happen for our footballers to reign themselves in and do the right thing?

I genuinely don't have an answer. 

Politicians don't seem to be able to persuade them. Their own managers don't seem to be able to keep on the right path. The law holds no threat to them. 

It must be a headache for footballers to be held up as role models.

I imagine many of them love their jobs and love all the trappings of money and fame that come alongside the happy accident that led them to be good at a sport with rich rewards.

But you can't possibly argue that sportsmen enter the professional leagues without knowing that they are looked up to and admired by millions of youngsters who see them as an aspiration.

It might be tough, but higher standards are and should be expected. 

There is an element of broken record to this now but the music needs to keep playing until everyone is singing the same song.