A “heartbroken” popular Rangers employee has taken to Twitter to announce that she has been made redundant by the Ibrox club.
Former content and communications executive Alice Hedworth is a familiar face on the club’s communication channels but she will now leave Ibrox after six years at the club.
In the past week I’ve had my redundancy from @RangersFC confirmed. To say I’m heartbroken to lose a job I loved and committed everything to for the past 6 years would be an understatement. Thank you to everyone who made Rangers & Glasgow my home, I’ll miss you 💙
— Alice Hedworth (@AliceHedworth) September 15, 2020
Taking to Twitter, Hedworth writes:
“In the past week I’ve had my redundancy from @RangersFC confirmed. To say I’m heartbroken to lose a job I loved and committed everything to for the past 6 years would be an understatement. Thank you to everyone who made Rangers & Glasgow my home, I’ll miss you.”
In addition to working with RangersTV, fans will remember Hedworth for appearing alongside Steven Gerrard in the club’s press conferences across the continent.
The move comes after the Gers recently shook-up the background communications department, appointing the likes of PR chief David Graham and investing heavily in the club’s media channel.
A popular figure amongst the club’s support, a mixture of Rangers fans, ex-players and media professionals took to Twitter to thank Hedworth for her service and wish her all the best for the future as she was made redundant.
Take care Alice and best wishes for the future 💙
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) September 15, 2020
Gutted for you mate. All the best for the future
— Clint Hill (@clinthill29) September 15, 2020
Good luck pal. See you soon hopefully
— Andy Newport (@AndyNewportPA) September 15, 2020
Good luck in the future.
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) September 15, 2020
Sorry to hear that. Hope you get something sorted soon. Best of luck x
— Sheelagh McLaren (@sheelaghmclaren) September 15, 2020
Sorry to hear that Alice you’re an excellent presenter. You’ll get something in no time.
— Gazborangers (@gazborangers) September 15, 2020
All the best with your future endeavours Alice, will miss you! 🥺💙 pic.twitter.com/lIb4IvTyE7
— 𝐉𝐄𝐒𝐒 (@jdk_media) September 15, 2020
Great part of RangersTV and a face of the media r.e Rangers over the last few years.
Best of luck in whatever you do, you were great.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IbroxIoyal) September 15, 2020
All the best with what’s next.
— . (@Footballstewart) September 15, 2020
Sorry to hear this Alice, all the best for the future 👍🏻
— This Is Ibrox (@thisisibrox) September 15, 2020
So sorry to hear that Alice. Will never forgot how you went out your way to make my son’s visit to the training centre special by making it possible for him to meet Ryan Kent. Good luck with your next chapter. pic.twitter.com/md4eXRPu5E
— Gary Kernahan (@garyker) September 15, 2020
Really sad to hear this Alice. And very surprised if I’m honest.
Thanks for your time at The Club and for never walking by without saying hello hello.
All the best for your future career. x
— Wilf Marshall (@Wilf1872) September 15, 2020
Sorry to hear this Alice you done a tremendous job on RTV you will have experiences that will live with you forever and thank you for the quality you brought pal stay safe and good luck in the future once a bear always a bear #rangersfamily 💙
— True Blues Loyal®️™️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TrueBluesLoyal) September 15, 2020
Best wishes in whatever your next chapter may be Alice. Very tough time's at the moment keep your head up the next opportunity may be just around corner. 🔴⚪💙
— Craig McCrimmon (@Crimbo78Mc) September 15, 2020
Rangers’ new media team at RangersTV has come in as a result of the coronavirus shutdown and behind closed doors games, with season ticket holders given virtual match passes for home games.
As a result, the Ibrox side has hired the likes of legendary broadcaster Clive Tyldesley to commentate the club’s home games this season.
Press conferences are also now almost universally virtual with the days of buzzing press rooms pre and post-match over for the foreseeable future.