Broadcaster Sky Sports are reportedly unhappy with Rangers regarding a lack of access after the club’s legendary 55th title win over the weekend.

The Gers were crowned Champions of Scotland following Celtic’s 0-0 draw with Dundee United sparking wild scenes of jubilation both inside and outside of Ibrox.

Rangers Fans Outside Ibrox
Rangers’ crowning moment in the Scottish Premiership saw crowds break lockdown rules to celebrate the gatherings. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

According to the Guardian, senior executives at the broadcaster have contacted Rangers and the SPFL for an explanation.

According to that report, Sky are angry that they couldn’t get interviews from Rangers or any of their players in the aftermath of Celtic dropping points.

A short clip posted on the club’s official Twitter account – promoting an “Inside 55” video which has yet to appear – showed the players jubilant as wild celebrations kicked off at Auchenhowie.

The situation was reportedly made worse by Steven Gerrard appearing in an interview with journalist Peter Smith on behalf of ITN later in the week – the Ibrox gaffer’s first appearance on screen since the title win.

The report makes clear that Sky have made “no formal complaint” but given they’re one year into a new £25m per year contract they are said to be “aggrieved” as the situation.

The Guardian also make mention of the televised Ibrox trophy day which is yet to come this season with the day screened live by Sky when the club is handed the title.

Rangers are said to be “perfectly relaxed” about the situation and “delighted” with the interest generated from the content put out on club channels, which included an array of interviews with the first team squad.

Rangers v Dundee United - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Rangers would reportedly aggrieve the broadcaster more by awarding an interview with Steven Gerrard to ITN. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Trophy day” is also expected to kick off another round of public celebrations with fans excited to see their side lift a first Scottish top-flight title since 2011.

One thing the Sky Sports cameras did pick up on was announcements being made over the tannoy regarding crowds at Ibrox as the Gers were crowned Champions, backing up Rangers’ detailing of events.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in News

Close