The news yesterday that Glasgow Rangers face liquidation was likely to have been met with dismay by many, including Nikica Jelavic.
A creditors' deal to save the financially stricken club was rejected by HMRC on Monday, meaning Rangers will have to re-form as a new company if it is to continue football operations.
The remaining 11 Scottish Premier League clubs will then have to vote on whether to re-admit the "newco" to the league, and other issues remain unanswered about membership of the Scottish Football Association.
The new Rangers will also be hit with a three-year ban from European competition by Uefa, ensuring that this week has become a new low for supporters of the Old Firm side.
Jelly admitted he was heartbroken when he found out Rangers had entered administration back in February, just a month after he departed for Goodison.
Jelly said: 'Things have been great for me since I signed for Everton but I do have a lot of sympathy for the guys at Rangers.'
'I can't actually believe what has happened to the club since I left. I still speak to some of the players there so I know what is going on and I know how difficult it has been for them.'
'It's incredible - how can a club like Rangers get into this state? They can't go into liquidation, can they? That's just not possible.'
'It would be a disaster and I can't imagine what Scottish football would be like without them.'
'It is so sad to see. I love that club and I love the supporters, a club as big as this should not be in such a terrible state.'
'In a way you could say I left at the right time but I'm not sure I see it like that.'
'It is heartbreaking to see the problems I left behind because I will never forget what Rangers did for me. They gave me a big opportunity and if it was not for my time in Scotland then maybe I wouldn't be here today at this tournament.'
'What is in the past you can't change. I am a positive person and always prefer to look forward. But although I have moved on Rangers will always be in my heart. I'd just like to take this chance to wish them all the best.'