Rangers withdrew co-operation with leading Scottish radio station Radio Clyde for the match with Hamilton over comments made by a pundit on popular phone-in show Superscoreboard.
That’s according to club insider and Heart & Hand host David Edgar who says he is “delighted” with the approach the club are taking to vexatious reporting in the Scottish sports press.
Touching on the Scottish Sun’s offensive headline story – read more HERE – Edgar also revealed that the club have bitten back against another two publications for their coverage.
“You may have noticed the club didn’t speak to Radio Clyde yesterday,” said Heart & Hand host Edgar [Daily Update 08/02/21].
“There was no interview with the gaffer. That was due to something Roger Hannah said on Saturday night (06/02/21) that Rangers were not happy with.
“They’ve also challenged the Daily Record on something they’ve written and the club is much more proactive in doing that sort of thing.
“It won’t be changed overnight and I’m delighted to see that the club are at least out there fighting for it.”
Whilst David Edgar isn’t clear about what these two issues are regarding there is much speculation that they relate to the coverage of Kemar Roofe’s challenge on Murray Davidson in the 1-0 win over St. Johnstone.
The striker is currently awaiting the outcome of an appeal after he was retrospectively charged for a late challenge on the St. Johnstone star.
Roger Hannah at Clyde One claimed that this tackle is directly linked to injuring Davidson whilst the Daily Record ran a similar narrative claiming this could keep the Saints midfielder out of the Betfred Cup Final at the end of February.
This is despite images showing Davidson receiving treatment on the opposite leg before leaving the park in the first half of the eventual Rangers victory.
“They’re without Murray Davidson this afternoon,” said Hannah [Clyde SSB 06/02/21], ahead of St. Johnstone’s eventual 2-1 win over Livingston on the same day.
“He injured one calf muscle whilst trying to protect the other calf muscle after the Kemar Roofe challenge in midweek.”
Roger Hannah would also publicly address complaints from Rangers fans on the subject via Twitter.
I didn't say that. St J medical staff believe Davidson's calf popped as he was over-compensating on that side as limping on other side after Roofe's tackle. No blame attached to Roofe for the actual injury which has ruled out Davidson.
— Roger Hannah (@Hannahnaman) February 6, 2021
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Here’s how Rangers fans reacted to the coverage of the challenge as confusion reigns over how Murray Davidson ended up injured in the 1-0 Ibrox win.