Experienced Scottish football pundit Hugh Keevins has drawn the ire of some Rangers fans after his latest column criticised the club for ongoing issues with the press.

The Gers have taken a firm stance against outlets which continue to produce vexatious and quarrelsome coverage with the club at loggerheads with both BBC Scotland and Reach PLC.

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Rangers have taken a defensive stance with the media with many fans endorsing the move after years of unfair coverage in the Scottish sports press. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The club also had a run-in with Radio Clyde earlier in the season after misleading comments were made on Clyde Superscoreboard regarding a challenge made by striker Kemar Roofe.

This has since been resolved.

Troublesome pundit Michael Stewart also had his press rights revoked from Ibrox after comments he made regarding the fall-out of Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara being racially abused.

The Sunday Post then printed a blank page apology to fans in their print edition of the newspaper [25/04/21], voicing their frustration that Rangers didn’t provide interviewees ahead of the weekend’s Scottish Cup tie with St Johnstone.

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Hugh Keevins – who has decades of journalism and broadcasting experience in Scottish football – took to his latest Daily Record column to criticise the club’s “closed shop media strategy”.

Keevins railed against the club focusing on in-house media channels and failing to provide Ibrox people of influence for pre and post-match games.

“No direct questions. No pursuit of an individual line of inquiry. Not good,” writes Keevins, who describes the situation as a “pressing concern”.

The comments caught the attention of Rangers fans who had plenty to say regarding the current media landscape at Ibrox:

 

Whilst Rangers stance might be controversial to the media and working journalists, for supporters who’re used to seeing their club beaten regularly this is a welcome change.

Next up for the Gers is a Scottish Cup clash with St Johnstone at Ibrox and here’s how we reckon the Bears will line up as they look to secure a trip to Hampden.

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