Pro and anti-Rangers BBC as Beeb slips up

Pro and anti-Rangers BBC as Beeb slips up
SOLIHULL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: The BBC sport television logo on an umbrella during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi Final match between Birmingham City and Everton on September 30, 2020 in Solihull, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The BBC have given an accidental slip into an internal ‘contradiction’ after they reported on Rangers’ CL draw very differently depending on which part of the country you were looking at/from.

As per usual BBC Scotland highlighted Celtic’s draw and fielded a bunch of negative Rangers stories, just to use their usual anti-Rangers angle, but the national version of the Beeb was far more favourable, highlighting only Rangers’ draw and fielding none of the negative stories.

The Scottish version…

It’s an interesting and subtle look at a corporation whose Scottish HQ is clearly against Rangers, but which might not be shared to the same extent over the whole UK, if indeed at all.

The English-based Beeb was at pains to put Rangers’ draw on the front page, and reported it with no negative stories covering the same page, while Pacific Quay had to get the Celtic oar in while, as you can see, deliberately omitting Steven Gerrard’s picture from a montage of Scottish managers.

The UK-wide version….

It definitely shows the possibility that England-wise, Rangers are not as castigated by Auntie as they are up north, and of course this applies to the rest of the Beeb’s UK coverage.

It’s certainly infinitely worse in this country, and while this example is subtle, it’s clear.

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  1. Nothing in the BBC Scotland set up surprises me . It’s bent totally green leaning SNP infiltrated and hates all things Rangers . We need to boycott anything they do especially any bullshit Sportscene shit and keep them out of Ibrox unless they pay the £25000 …and agree not to use McLaughlin .

  2. ”Hey, the Dutch media totally have it in for Feyenoord”
    Hey, the Czech TV stations never say anything good about Sparta Praha”
    Hey, the Latvian station, Central Tv, are definitely anti- BFC Daugavpilis etc etc
    Hey, when did TV Dansk! ever say anything positive about Silkeborg.

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