Rangers have blasted “spectacularly wrong” claims from Alan Brazil that a member of the Gers’ party “went for” Rod Stewart after Sunday’s League Cup final.
Brazil had claimed on his TALKsport show yesterday that one of the director’s sons had had an altercation with the ageing pop star after he was spotted drunkenly lying on the floor of a VIP area at the national stadium.
Rangers have however insisted that Stewart approached the “youngest member” of the Gers party and “started goading him” before the youngster walked off in a withering statement.
“Rangers are seeking an apology from Alan Brazil after his crass and grossly-inaccurate comments on talkSPORT this morning when he said the son of a Rangers director had confronted Rod Stewart in the director’s lounge at Hampden after Sunday’s cup final,” a Rangers spokesman told the Scottish Sun.
“The truth is Mr Stewart, who was witnessed lying on the floor of the VIP area, eventually got to his feet and approached the youngest member of Rangers’ official party.
“The teenager was sitting alone looking at his phone when Mr Stewart approached and started goading him but the young man had the good sense and dignity to ignore the comments.
“Mr Stewart’s behaviour was witnessed by a number of Rangers directors and he was asked politely and quietly by one of them to leave the boy alone and return to his own group.”
Brazil had claimed that the member of the Rangers party had to be “dragged away” as it “all kicked off” at Hampden but it would appear that wouldn’t be anywhere close to what actually happened.
Hopefully, Brazil issues a swift apology to both the club and individuals involved and his bosses at TALKsport have a serious chat with him about his further conduct on air.