Rangers fans goad salty pundit for "snidey" Europa League comments
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Rangers fans goad salty pundit for "snidey" Europa League comments

As Rangers pipped Royal Antwerp 4-3 in Belgium in the Europa League you’d think Scottish football would be happy to finally have a competitive representative in Europe.

But ex-Hibs striker turned pundit Tam McManus appeared to take considerable umbrage with the Icoverage of the frenetic affair.

Taking to Twitter, McManus complained about the Rangers-centric coverage on the broadcaster despite the fact it was UK coverage of one of the country’s clubs.

“When did BT Sport turn into RangersTV? Wow,” said McManus [Twitter].

Ordinarily, homegrown clubs are represented and promoted more positively in coverage of European matches and obviously this was the case for the Antwerp match.

It’ll also be the case of the return leg at Ibrox and for any other matches involving Rangers in Europe this season, should they make it beyond the Europa League Round of 32.

Hibs could only dream of getting past their first qualifier let alone reaching this stage of the competition and for years pundits have salivated over a Celtic team which has been nothing short of a national embarrassment on the European stage.

Rangers are flying the Saltire abroad and when the Ibrox club wasn’t fighting the nation’s footballing corner, we saw just how much it impacted the stature of the nation’s game.

Rangers fans are used to this kind of thing by now but it didn’t stop them goading McManus who couldn’t leave his club loyalties at the door on a big European night for the nation:

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Rangers edged out a seven-goal thriller in Belgium courtesy of goals from Joe Aribo, Ryan Kent and a Borna Barisic double.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard also revealed post-match that a total of three players are carrying knocks after the Europa League round of 32 tie.

 

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