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.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 12: A general view of the BBC Scotland headquarters at Pacific Quay on November 12, 2012 in Scotland, United Kingdom. Tim Davie has been appointed the acting Director General of the BBC following the resignation of George Entwistle after the broadcasting of an episode of the current affairs programme 'Newsnight' on child abuse allegations which contained errors.

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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.”

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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.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: General view outside the stadium during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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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.

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