Sullen BBC Scotland slaughtered by Rangers fans for Malmo reaction
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Sullen BBC Scotland slaughtered by Rangers fans for Malmo reaction

BBC Scotland has come under fire from Rangers fans for their abject reaction to a late Gers goal v Malmo which keeps the Ibrox side in the hunt for a spot in the Champions League.

The Gers might’ve fallen to a 2-1 defeat to Swedish Champions Malmo FF but that late, late strike from veteran midfielder Steven Davis keeps Rangers’ hopes alive.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was happy with the late goal v Malmo but BBC Scotland wasn’t quite so enthusiastic. (Photo by ANDREAS HILLERGREN/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard’s team had found themselves 2-0 down through some uncharacteristic defending which saw them ship two goals in two minutes at the start of the second half.

However, with all to play for heading into next week, you might think that the national broadcaster would be a tad more enthusiastic about the Scottish Champions’ chances.

At least, that’s not how many of the Ibrox support on Twitter have been interpreting their reaction.

Sportsound host Richard Gordon, former Ibrox defender Richard Foster and ex-Gers winger Chris Burke were interpreting the game for the broadcaster in the post-match.

It’s the host in particular who’s come in for some criticism for sounding sour about the fact the Davis strike hit the back of the net.

“I’m trying to work out how the deflection has gone past the keeper,” said Gordon [Sportsound 03/08/21].

“I’ve just seen another angle there; Steven Davis takes the shot, it goes through the legs of the first defender, there’s a second defender sliding in behind him and it’s that defender it cannons off.

“Because the keeper had looked so assured and you’re just thinking, ‘how on Earth has he been beaten by that?’

“But when it’s come off a defender like that, it’s altered it’s direction entirely, and it’s gone two inches inside the post, he’s probably left with no chance.”

Rangers fans feel that there was a touch of the sour grapes about the goal from the broadcaster with plenty giving their two cents on Twitter:

Rangers themselves can be happy with that late goal which keeps the club well in the game ahead of a tough test at Ibrox next week.

Whilst the BBC sports desk might’ve been disappointed in Stevie Davis’ late goal, the Ibrox support have been fawning over the Ulster Xavi online.

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