Latest Open Goal stunt highlights bizarre double standard around Rangers B: View
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Latest Open Goal stunt highlights bizarre double standard around Rangers B: View

Rangers’ B team having a place alongside Old Firm rivals Celtic and, from this season, Hearts, has sparked plenty of controversy from fans, accusing it of devaluing the game – but the latest stunt from Open Goal and Broomhill FC has highlighted a ridiculous double standard.

Fresh from rebadging themselves ‘Open Goal Broomhill FC’, the nomadic club yesterday announced the signing of ‘horny winger’ Paul Slane – six years after the 30-year-old’s retirement.

Having become better known for his antics on Open Goal’s podcast than anything he ever achieved as a footballer before retiring at age 24, the same critics of the Colts proposals have been conspicuous in their silence.

While there are obvious benefits to Open Goal and Broomhill’s link up, there are some aspects that have quickly left the realms of fresh and innovative and instead looked cheap and tacky.

The winger last played for Clyde under Barry Ferguson in 2016, with OG Broomhill now playing at Clyde’s former Broadwood home.

Rangers B critics nowhere to be seen amid Open Goal Broomhill ‘transformation’

While changing the club’s name to become a cheap plug for a podcast wasn’t bad enough, signing Slane seems to be more about attracting attention for Open Goal than it does benefit Broomhill.

Having brought Slane out of ‘retirement’ it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Kevin Kyle pulling his boots again in the name of content.

However even if that happened, you’d likely be hard-pressed to find anything like the same angry reaction that met the idea of helping develop the country’s best young talent.

In other news, Rangers star heads to London for talks ahead of £20million move

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