Rangers put in a dominant display against St Johnstone on Wednesday night as the Light Blues strolled to a 2-0 win over the Perth side – but Gers fans on Twitter were left bemused by Sky Sports’ highlights package from the Ibrox triumph.
The broadcaster shared a three-minute clip of the ‘best’ of the action from Ibrox but somehow managed to fail to show the many of the best moments from the win over Callum Davidson’s side.
🔵| Here are the goals as Alfredo Morelos & Ryan Kent help Rangers beat St Johnstone 2-0 and remain four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership👇 pic.twitter.com/8YVJlP7XiG
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) December 15, 2021
Despite there being plenty of buzz around Rangers’ performance on Wednesday night from fans and pundits alike, Sky’s focus for the three-minutes of highlights seemed to be showing loads of tackles and a couple of yellow cards.
Just to make sure they at least got a couple positive clips in, Sky did throw in the two goals but even those were trimmed down and shoe-horned in.
The build-up to Ryan Kent’s strike as the Gers played out from the back was all left on the cutting-room floor in favour of every showing single time the ref reached into his pocket and pulled out a yellow card for someone.
That left Rangers fans fed up with the ever-decreasing quality of Sky Sports’ coverage of Scottish football – leading to some to call for BT Sports to get the rights back and replace Sky as the SPFL’s sole broadcaster.
With plenty of complaints from fans over the pocket change TV deals Scottish football is given by Sky and the continued mistakes they make with club names and badges, there’s little wonder fans were scunnered with the latest half-hearted effort from Sky.
At this rate, the highlights of the Dundee United game will just be two minutes of random punters in the crowd before a thirty-second clip of Charlie Mulgrew looking for his car keys.
Here are some of the comments from bemused Rangers fans:
Your coverage is awful
— Gaz (@Gazcalder) December 17, 2021
Strange highlights, zero of the efforts on goal but a few of the bookings 🤷🏻♂️
— FRSC #55 (@frsc_55) December 15, 2021
You get worse and worse with the highlights each week. Embarrassing.
— . (@Rfc1872I) December 16, 2021
Worst highlight package in history. Where’s all the other play and attempts? Just fouls and the goals!? Poor show.
— 🏴 Brian Auld 🇬🇧 (@BrianAuld3) December 16, 2021
This is why I'd love BT back to the scottish game skys coverage and stuff like this is utter dross get them sacked asap https://t.co/vtO6YjLAc7
— RC (@_RC72) December 16, 2021
What a weird highlight package.
Doesn't show Aribo leathering the post or any of Kent's chances, instead uses up the time by showing all of the bookings – not exactly a good way promote the game 🥴 https://t.co/8JgrJGNsiA
— Pena Cartel (@PenaCartel) December 16, 2021
This is the worst highlights reel I've ever seen 🤣 who tf put this together https://t.co/WiiKssrkN8
— Robert Morrison (@boabster1982) December 16, 2021
This is quite literally the worst highlights package I’ve ever seen in my puff. 😂😂 https://t.co/r706pTCIIA
— Richie (@MrRichieD5) December 16, 2021