Furious Ibrox fans diverted their fury from their faltering company to the BBC at lunchtime today.
Following up a call to arms from PR guru James Traynor and given significant support on social media around 40 fans led by the Vanguard Bears staged a protest at the BBC’s Glasgow HQ at Pacific Quay.
Huge protest from the rangers fans at the BBC pic.twitter.com/j4adIiYgS0
— Stephen Bowers (@TheBoyBowerz) March 16, 2019
12.45pm tomorrow at Pacific Quay.
An opportunity to show your displeasure at BBC biased reporting. pic.twitter.com/O2DSYlvUyq
— Vanguard Bears (@VanguardBears) March 15, 2019
A huge well done to all Bears and Bearettes who turned up at today’s protest despite horrendous weather conditions. You’re a credit.
Irrespective of lower than anticipated protest numbers, our point has been made. We will not accept biased reporting from the BBC.
— Vanguard Bears (@VanguardBears) March 16, 2019
Since 2015 there has been a bizarre stand off between the BBC and the struggling football company which was triggered by the broadcaster reporting arrests being made for sectarian singing.
Initially the club withdrew media facilities from Chris McLaughlin but the BBC retaliated by failing to attend media conferences and matches at Ibrox.
The state broadcaster hasn’t let up in it’s fawning coverage of the club with agency copy used as well as lifting interviews from other broadcasters.
Billy Dodds, Neil McCann, Kris Boyd, Alex Rae and Steven Thompson are among the regular pundits paid by the BBC.