We know on Ibrox Noise we’ve been known to be critical of the team now and then. Hell, the manager now and then.
But regulars and indeed the majority of our audience understand we’re Rangers fans, and we want the best for our club.
But we’ve equally noticed a surging uprise in genuinely anti-Rangers content from supposed Rangers websites – not neutral websites, but sites supposedly in our name which are clearly promoting content which is anti our club.
One headline this morning, naming no names: ‘referee believes Joe Aribo should have seen red’ which was on top of another Rangers site telling us Michael Stewart said the same thing.
Now, whatever we thought of Aribo’s tackle (yes it was a bit reckless but we know he’s not malicious) we sure as hell wouldn’t, as a Rangers site, make a headline or two endorsing the notion that he should have gone for an early bath.
It’s a troubling trend, seeing an increasing number of media groups making Rangers-specific websites, employing writers who clearly aren’t Rangers fans (we’re aware of one with a Hibs fan as editor and another which used to have a Celtic fan as their boss, we kid you not) and using our club and name for clicks.
We’re not getting into name calling, you’ll be able to figure the culprits out for yourselves, but if it weren’t bad enough seeing DR and the s*n slandering us with absolute nonsense, we’ve got fake sites in our name doing the same thing.
It’s one being critical of Alfie Morelos because he missed the goal and we wanted otherwise, quite another to endorse anti-Rangers material which is clearly promoting notions which hurt our club.
Be very, very careful of the material you read, and listen to. Only a handful of sites actually have Rangers’ best interests at heart, and you’re reading one of them.
The rest really don’t matter.