Prominent Rangers shareholders and supporters group Club 1872 have lambasted BBC Scotland over their decision to reinstate shamed pundit Michael Stewart after his outrageous slurs on Rangers star Alfredo Morelos and PR chief JimTraynor.
The broadcaster announced yesterday that Stewart was once more “available for selection” after his responsibilities were made clear but Club 1872 insist that explanation is “an insult to the intelligence.”
In a lengthy statement posted on their website, Club 1872 asserted their view that the club are “correct to withdraw from all dialogue and we believe that those discussions should not resume until the BBC is able to demonstrate with action, not words, that they have regained some control over BBC Sport Scotland.”
The failed trialist launched into an eight-minute rant on Sportsound at the start of February demanding to see evidence of racial abuse being directed at Morelos (several people have been charged for incidents at several Scottish stadia for racially abusing the Colombian) while claiming it had all been orchestrated by Traynor in some wild conspiracy fantasy dreamed up by the pundit.
Stewart also launched a pathetic attack on Rangers teen Ciaran Dickson over Inverness star James Keatings’ dismissal in the Challenge Cup semi-final.
His recent shameful conduct shows why Club 1872 have accused the BBC of having “no accountability, no integrity and no responsibility” and it is no surprise that the club have now stopped talks over trying to repair the relationship between Rangers and BBC Scotland.