Sky Sports recently reported something very interestingly indeed, and we wanted to have a look at exactly how they put this.
As we know, and indeed as we’ve been telling you for months, Scotland gained a second CL spot – UEFA have now confirmed that, but it’s been the case for months.
However, the way Sky Sports went about sharing the official announcement was of great interest:
On the face of it, it seems reasonable. We will have two, correct?
But of course, the wording here is that Rangers are expected to finish second, and now second gets a CL spot.
Regardless of this season’s performances, regardless of our European achievements, or even the odds situation, regardless indeed of the table, Sky Sports have effectively written Rangers off and implied Celtic will still get the automatic CL qualifying spot as champions, with Rangers now to benefit from the second one.
No notion at all that Rangers might actually win the title, and it’s ‘Scotland who benefits’ or indeed Celtic who might from that second slot.
No, the broadcaster clearly thinks Celtic will win the league, going by that wording – and we’ll just have to use that as dressing room reading material for the players to encourage them of how the media still continues to write them off.