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Neil McCann has been picked by BBC Scotland for a jolly to the European Championships.

The former Rangers winger has a number of tax related problems dating back to his time with Sky Sports but it is the only non-employee featured in a press release from the state broadcaster for their coverage from Germany.

Kenny Miller and James McFadden are regulars on the BBC rota but McCann has been selected to join his former EBT buddy Steven Thompson for a fortnight of fees and expenses. Michael Stewart was never in contention.

Yesterday the state broadcaster announced:

BBC Scotland Sport will be bringing audiences on the Euros journey with coverage of every moment of the national team’s campaign in Germany.

The broadcaster’s live television coverage on BBC One Scotland features Scotland’s second and final group matches against Switzerland and Hungary.

Liam McLeod will be in the commentary box with Neil McCann for live coverage of the match against Switzerland in Cologne on June 19 on BBC One Scotland. The highlights programme on the BBC Scotland channel will be presented by Jonathan Sutherland with Neil McCann analysing.

Kenny MacIntyre will present Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland live from Cologne, and Alasdair Lamont will be providing live commentary with Steven Thompson and Leanne Crichton alongside.

For Scotland’s final group match against Hungary on June 23 in Stuttgart, Liam McLeod will be commentating live on BBC One Scotland with Neil McCann. Jonathan Sutherland will front highlights of the match with Neil McCann on the BBC Scotland channel. On BBC Radio Scotland, Kenny MacIntyre will present Sportsound live from Stuttgart and Alasdair Lamont will be commentating with Steven Thompson and Leanne Crichton.

BBC Scotland will be opting out of network coverage to provide their own presentation of the matches against Switzerland and Hungary and no other matches.

McFadden will be part of the main BBC pundits team covering the tournament alongwith Davie Moyes with Joe Hart, Rio Ferdinand and Danny Murphy all covering the action.

While in Germany enjoying payments from the state broadcaster McCann will be able to network in his role as a consultant for Storm SportX.

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  • The Joker says:

    Let’s hope for 3 right good SCUDDINGS.

    From the SFA to the BBC and and other media outlets they are full of PONCES.

  • The Joker says:

    I see wee Coco the klown at ibrox noKLUB ise is all excited about a goalkeeper going to sevco on a free transfer,once again another player linked with the SKINT Klub.

    • JG says:

      I wrote an email complaining about McCann bring used by the BBC to their complaints department following the news that HMRC had raised another case against him for tax avoidance. Asking if it was ethical to use someone who has twice been involved in such schemes given that they were funded by a tax themselves I was told effectively that they would employ who they liked and that was the end of the matter. The complaint was handled by BBC Scotland, I get the impression it never left Glasgow.

  • Paddybhoy67 says:

    Entitled free-loaders. They think the world owes them a living.

  • harold shand says:

    They’re going to try and make it all about Billy Gilmour aren’t they ?

    Keith Jackson’s at it already

  • the maister says:

    It is almost enough to make you want to support England instead.
    But they looked bereft of ideas against Iceland (again)!

  • Stevie says:

    ITV it is then

    • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

      Is McCoist not with them Stevie…

      Jeez it’s lose lose all round –

      It’s a noisy raucous pub for me then…

      And the juke box at the half time ‘analysis’ then !!!

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