Start the revolution on a Saturday: always a good thing.
The match officials who have decided that enough is enough are spot on to register their protest and withdraw their labour. Let's see how the whingeing clubs, in the words of Corporal Jones of Dad's Army, like it up 'em.
Celtic have set about Dougie McDonald with a baseball bat, a ridiculous over-reaction in the crime and punishment scenario of what went on during and after their fixture against Dundee United.
Their chairman even hijacked the club's annual general meeting to
call for the resignation of a referee
who, may I remind you, actually got right the penalty-kick decision which lit the blue - or rather green - touchpaper in the first place.
And now the game has got itself into a right little mess.
Here's the truth: you can't treat people like this.
You can't haunt their existence, call them cheats, stare into their private lives and expect them to sleep at night.
Less than two years ago Lex Gold, chairman at the time of the Scottish Premier League, proudly announced that club managers had agreed to refrain from speaking about refereeing decision after matches.
You couldn't cross the gap between managers and referees with a transatlantic liner
I screamed my protest and cynicism at the time. I knew it would never last and pointed out that this was Scottish football, not the editorial floor of Pravda. And last it didn't.
But the restraint crashed and burned in spectacular style despite then Celtic boss Gordon Strachan saying: "I think we should take the pressure off referees a bit."
This is a strike of protest, not a crowbar threat to embrace more money. Just a plea for clubs to understand about respect and decency.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with managers or players pointing out that decisions were wrong, if wrong they were. No-one is handing out halos to our referees.
But it has gone way too far.
I watch the game of rugby and the respect of players for match officials is clear. Referees have the right in their armoury to move kicks forward 10 yards in the wake of players questioning decisions and, maybe more importantly, they have the time to pore over video replays.
But right now, in the once beautiful game, you couldn't cross the gap between managers and referees with a transatlantic liner.
I'll be told if I'm wrong, but I don't recall the last time a match official was invited into the office for a post-match glass of wine or beer with the two managers.
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