BBC Scotland have undertaken a survey of all 42 senior clubs to collate information about the cost of football for fans – and Rangers fans on Twitter have blasted the broadcaster after it turned out the survey included all 42 SPFL clubs “except Rangers.”
The survey actually makes for interesting reading regarding the costs of supporting a football club – however by excluding the biggest and most-supported club in the country immediately excludes a huge swathe of fans.
Incredibly, there is some data from Rangers with the BBC instead lifting information from the club website rather than making direct contact as they did in the case of every other SPFL club.
Given the BBC’s position as one of the league’s broadcast partners – not to mention funded by many of the fans the chose to exclude – it only makes the entire row even more farcical and the SPFL should step in and demand the BBC apologise to one of their members.
Rangers fans on Twitter were quick to hammer the broadcaster after fan site CoplandRoad.org shared a screenshot of part of the article on Twitter.
Here are some of their best comments:
— TomForsythsBigToe (@nrpsimpson) September 11, 2019
— A’dammer 1872 (@arthur_mac74) September 11, 2019
— Steven King (@StevenK86) September 11, 2019
So 41 then?
— Ditch (@Ditch_here) September 11, 2019
At least admitting they never even asked……….which is pathetic.
— TNT (@TomJohn1975) September 11, 2019
Except Rangers? pic.twitter.com/P3BKwIwAm5
— simon beresford (@sibauchinshee) September 11, 2019
Embarrassing and pathetic
— John Mcneish (@mcneish_john) September 11, 2019
Why would you not ask the Country’s biggest Club ? Not doing so is laughable from so many aspects but mainly from a credibility angle for their own study 😂😂 @BBCScotland what a joke 😂😂
— Thom Beard (@Thom_Beard) September 11, 2019