BBC changes dramatically as Rangers ban lifts

BBC changes dramatically as Rangers ban lifts
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)

It has to be said the BBC world has just changed dramatically.

From barely touching on Rangers unless they had to, Pacific Quay, with the feud between the two now over, have absolutely smothered the Scottish football section of their website with a host of Rangers stories, and barely two on Celtic.

The new agreement between the former foes which sees Rangers welcoming the Beeb back to Ibrox for the first time in effectively a decade has seen a complete ceasefire from the national broadcaster and a love in (for now) with all things Rangers on their network.

As if by a subtle apology, there are at least seven Rangers stories on their football coverage, and barely two on the other lot, and the tone itself is infinitely more favourable and positive than it was even a couple of days ago.

Don’t get us wrong, we need no favours from the BBC or indeed anyone else, but we cannot help noticing the change in timbre since the ice thawed between both parties.

Being fair, Club 1872 do have a point about how the BBC had to be forced kicking and screaming to apologise for their unfair coverage. But hey, our club is far from perfect itself and never apologised to fans at all for providing no beamback in May (yup, we’ve still not forgotten). So we’ll avoid hypocrisy here.

But overall, the tone is different – the anti-Rangers feeling from the BBC has faded, and it almost feels like they’re relieved they can cover us again.

Remember, it’s all about the Rangers.

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