How will Rangers fans respond to club's plight?
Will Rangers' exit from the Scottish Cup galvanise their supporters into any reaction, other than resignation and apathy?
Are the light blue legions capable of the same kind of action which supporters of other Scottish clubs organised, when they felt their own clubs were in serious danger?
A crowd of just 17,800 for the defeat at Ibrox from Dundee United is a worrying portent.
Sunday's Rangers-Dundee United Cup game was live on BBC TV, but the empty spaces around Ibrox did little to raise Rangers fans' spirits. Photo: SNS
Many of us can recall a time, not too long ago, when such attendances were not uncommon at Ibrox.
Then the years of plenty arrived under Sir David Murray and Graeme Souness, and continued under Walter Smith.
Full houses and big spending were the order of the day, but Rangers now face a different financial reality.
The club's supporters must be contemplating a radically different future from their illustrious past.
With the club's future shrouded in uncertainty, do they have the spirit to organise themselves to try to effect change?
Celtic, Dundee United and Hibernian fans all rallied to their respective causes when they felt their clubs were in peril.
"Celts for Change" forced what they saw as a discredited board from power; ushering in the Fergus McCann era.
"Hands off Hibs" saved their club from the merger (or takeover and oblivion) proposed by the late Wallace Mercer and found their saviour in Sir Tom Farmer.
"United for Change" brought an end to the tired regime of Jim Mclean and allowed Eddie Thompson to take control at Tannadice.
Rangers fans, though, appear to be much less proactive than those three groups were.
With the Ibrox club facing perhaps the greatest crisis in their long history, there appears to be little serious organised campaigning to demand action.
A prominent Rangers fan once told me that the Ibrox supporters had "The Man in the Big Hoose" mentality.
He reckoned they doffed the cap too easily to those in power.
Was he right? Have Rangers fans, normally not short on voicing their opinions, been too subservient on the issues at Ibrox?
Neither Sir David Murray nor Craig Whyte, faced anything like the well organised and orchestrated campaigns, which the boards at Celtic Park and Tannadice had to contend with.
It may simply be that Rangers supporters have sufficient faith in those who have run and are currently running their club.
However, it seems strange to me that fans of the club from Govan, with all the associated memories of radical shipyard workers in that part of the city, should so meekly accept what the fates may be about to deal them.
Among a vast Ibrox support there surely exists the range of knowledge and skills to help shape the future direction of the club.
The big question for Rangers fans is whether they are prepared to do something about it.