BBC pundit and failed Rangers trialist Michael Stewart has been upset by the Gers yet again – this time by Dave King’s comments about closing the gap to Celtic.

The Gers chairman sent a letter to season ticket holders yesterday as the club kicked off renewals, with the South Africa-based businessman claiming the Light Blues were within “tangible reach” of overtaking Celtic.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 22: Rangers majority share holder Dave King is seen during the Betfred League Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Motherwell at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Despite being aimed at encouraging fans to renew, Stewart was furious on last night’s BBC Sportsound – calling King’s comments “utter, utter rubbish.”

“Every season at this point when Rangers season tickets come out, Dave King comes out with some statement or an announcement to try and push season ticket sales – that’s all this is,” Stewart told Sportsound, as quoted by the Daily Record.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 29: Dave King, Rangers Chairman, reads out a message to the Rangers Fans before the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“It’s so transparent it’s actually insulting to Rangers fans that are not blinded by this. The majority of them will see this for what it is.


“It’s insulting to their intelligence for him to come out and try and suggest they were within tangible reach of becoming the dominant force in Scottish football – that is utter, utter rubbish.”

It seems that whatever Rangers do, it sets Stewart into a rage and the pundit really should know better.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 06: Paul Murray, Dave King and John Gilligan hold a press conference at Ibrox following being voted on to the Rangers board at this mornings extraordinary general meeting at Ibrox on March 6, 2015 in Glasgow,Scotland. Shareholders at the meeting called by Mr King, who owns 14.5% of shares in Rangers International Football Club plc, voted Derek Llambias and finance director Barry Leach off the board

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Like all clubs, it’s a letter designed to push season ticket sales and is always going to embellish the truth a little bit in a bid to get fans to part with their cash.

Had King sent a letter out saying the Gers hadn’t been good enough and need to vastly improve to catch Celtic, you can bet your last that Stewart would have criticised that for being too negative.

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