Rangers fans rage over BBC Scotland’s deleted James Tavernier tweet
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Rangers fans rage over BBC Scotland’s deleted James Tavernier tweet

Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to express their outrage at a tweet by BBC Scotland in relation to the James Tavernier incident at Easter Road.
Tavernier was accosted by a violent Hibs supporter rampaging onto the field in particularly unsavoury scenes.
The national broadcaster suggested “the two laid hands on each other…” which many fans feel does not honestly reflect events. This language insinuates Tavernier was mutually responsible. Which of course, he absolutely wasn’t.


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BBC Scotland deleted the irresponsible tweet not long after leaving it on their official Twitter account.
This is the latest in a long line of incidents involving Rangers and BBC Scotland. These all came to a head recently when Rangers Managing Director Stewart Robertson was outspoken on the BBC Scotland’s coverage of the club.
Rangers PR Chief Jim Traynor also gave an interview to fans group Club 1872 on the subject shortly after.
It’s not the first time BBC Scotland have been in hot bother for a tweet concerning Rangers either.

Rangers Captain James Tavernier reacted superbly to the incident involving the Hibs fan. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The broadcaster was forced to apologise after releasing an image of Ryan Jack’s severed head during their coverage of Rangers on the platform.
If this isn’t just an error of judgment by the BBC it is some seriously infantile, dangerous behaviour. This was a serious assault on a Rangers player.
The coverage from the national broadcaster should reflect that, regardless of what’s going on behind the scenes.

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