Rangers fans and Michael Stewart don’t normally see eye-to-eye and the club’s supporters have been reacting to the outspoken pundit’s latest tweet.
Stewart is currently serving a suspension from BBC Scotland [Scottish Sun] after potentially defamatory comments he made about Rangers PR chief Jim Traynor on BBC Sportsound.
Stewart suggested Traynor pushed stories of racial abuse concerning Alfredo Morelos in the press to cover negative off-field stories concerning the striker [Herald Scotland].
As Stewart awaits the outcome of the investigation, he uploaded a video of himself training on Sunday night instead of hosting BBC Scotland football highlights show Sportscene.
Then a good old punch bag to just knacker yourself out on. pic.twitter.com/b04MUw3gtf
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) February 16, 2020
You get the impression that this was some kind of defiant message from Stewart as the highlights programme carries on without his punditry.
Such is the gravity of the unfounded accusations Stewart made on BBC Scotland even the national broadcaster has been forced to question his suitability for mainstream sports coverage in Scotland.
Rangers have been at loggerheads with the BBC for the best part of a decade and the national broadcaster refuses to cover the Ibrox club’s matches.
It’s led to a host of negative news stories concerning Rangers and poorly weighted coverage of the Ibrox club from Pacific Quay.
The fact the broadcaster has suspended working with Stewart speaks volumes about the gravity of the situation.
Naturally, Rangers fans have seen the funny side and have been sarcastically responding to Michael Stewart’s tweet on Twitter:
Terrifying power. The hoose looks like it's shaking
— Ahcumfaegovan (@bobmcphail) February 16, 2020
— AATG (@AATG57) February 16, 2020
I’d say the bag won on points
— william (@bluenose_n4) February 16, 2020
Your biomechanics are all wrong Mikey
— 𝕽𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕭𝖊𝖆𝖗 (@BigRangersBear) February 16, 2020
Judges reached a unanimous decision in favour of the punch bag
— G (@garryhood1872) February 17, 2020
— Kris Peacock (@KrisPeacock1) February 17, 2020
Stewart’s comments aren’t the only false and defamatory comments which have been released on Sportsound this season either.