Rangers’ second-largest shareholders Club 1872 have claimed BBC Scotland has developed a “culture” where “Rangers are fair game for false and malicious reporting” in a stinging statement.
The fans’ group have provided an update to supporters about the ongoing, high-profile dispute with BBC Scotland which has seen the national broadcaster boycott covering Rangers games.
Club 1872 claims “BBC Scotland are strongly resisting any attempts to address their biased coverage of our club”.
Rangers claim that BBC Scotland’s position is that these regular, inaccurate reports are “incompetent rather than malicious despite the frequency with which they occur”.
Club 1872 also criticises BBC Scotland for their refusal to cover Rangers’ wide-reaching, progressive Everyone, Anyone campaign which has been warmly welcomed by the club’s supporters.
It has also been well received by other news outlets and had government backing [
The statement then includes numerous replies which indicate BBC Scotland can cover issues concerning Rangers with whatever treatment they so desire.
As a result Club 1872 “believe it is important that supporters are given this information because it is now clear that BBC Scotland does not consider it has a duty to be impartial but that it can report in any way it sees fit.”
The shareholders are encouraging individual supporters to utilise the complaints process as they are, whilst also pledging their commitment to challenging these obtuse and incorrect reports.
This is the second major release from Club 1872 in the past week, with the group also releasing a statement to supporters amid the ongoing High Court debacle with Sports Direct [Club 1872].