National broadcaster BBC Scotland has responded to claims made by Rangers shareholders Club 1872 relating to the press outlet’s coverage of the Ibrox club.
The Ibrox shareholders hit out at the broadcaster for their continued negative coverage of Rangers which they describe as “biased, inaccurate and offensive output” [Scottish Sun].
In their quarterly report, Club 1872 cited numerous different incidents concerning the broadcaster, pointing out that since last communicating on the subject to members, they have made four statements/updates specific to BBC Scotland.
Relating from accusing Gers fans of lying about a crush at Rugby Park to Michael Stewart mouthing off conspiracies regarding Jim Traynor and the racist abuse of Alfredo Morelos, Club 1872 has not been scared to call the BBC out.
“Since our last general update, we have issued four statements/updates specific to BBC Scotland and our correspondence with them on their refusal to cover games at Ibrox and interview Rangers players/staff,” said Club 1872.
“We have also made a number of complaints to BBC Scotland regarding what we consider to be biased, inaccurate and offensive output, and have updated members on these complaints via email and social media.
“It is absolutely clear from the responses we’ve had that BBC Scotland will use any excuse and perform mental gymnastics to the point of absurdity to try to justify instances of biased or inaccurate coverage.”
BBC Scotland has since responded claiming that they do not refuse to cover Rangers matches and the issues surround the revoking of BBC journalist Chris McLaughlin’s press rights.
“It is categorically untrue to claim that BBC Scotland has refused to cover Rangers games at Ibrox,” a BBC spokesperson told Sunsport.
“Rangers have maintained an exceptional ban on one of our journalists for the last four years.
“And despite numerous attempts to resolve this situation and to restore commentary from Ibrox – for Rangers’ fans and for our audience – every proposal we have put forward has been rejected by Rangers.”
The situation remains a great source of frustration for Rangers fans with many feeling disillusioned with the national broadcaster for their vexatious coverage of the Ibrox side.
There appears little motivation to find a solution from those at Pacific Quay and this ongoing issue appears far from being resolved.