Paper issues apology for "inappropriate" Rangers manager and captain graphic
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Paper issues apology for "inappropriate" Rangers manager and captain graphic

The Scottish Sun have issued an apology to Rangers for an “inappropriate” graphic of manager Steven Gerrard and captain James Tavernier dressed as armed police.

The graphic in question also featured Rangers and Castore badges on the uniforms with the Gers gaffer and captain’s heads superimposed on the bodies of the two figures.

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Taking to their daily newspaper [27/01/20, p.59], the Scottish Sun had the following to say:

“An article published on January 23 with the headline ‘Home Guard’, was accompanied by a graphic showing the heads of Steven Gerrard and James Tavernier superimposed on the bodies of armed police with Rangers logos on their rifles.

“This was a well-intentioned attempted to illustrate the article, but we accept that it was inappropriate.

“We apologise for any offence caused.”

The offending article was originally published on the 23rd of January 2021 on page 70-71 of the newspaper.

The apology will be welcomed by Rangers fans who perhaps just the like club felt the image inappropriate and out of context.

This story in particular concerned Rangers making Ibrox a fortress with the club winning every single one of their 12 Scottish Premiership matches on home soil this season.

The Scottish Sun have issued an apology for the use of an inappropriate graphic of Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and captain James Tavernier. (Photo by Robert Perry – Pool/Getty Images)

The Gers latest home victory was a 5-0 mauling of Ross County at Ibrox with the Gers players playing out an impressive performance which caught the eye of fans and media alike.

In a swashbuckling display full of intent, Rangers played with the swagger of the Champions elect.