Journalist Hugh Keevins has slammed Glasgow Rangers’ media policy.
Keevins slams Gers’ media policy
In recent months and years, Rangers have moved to deny traditional media outlets the access they have previously enjoyed, instead providing plenty of content via their in-house media department.
Writing in the Daily Record, Keevins has slammed this change from Rangers. He said:
“Meanwhile, there is no vaccination that immunises you against regret. And one of today’s cup ties, Rangers at home to St Johnstone, fills me with regret from a professional standpoint.
“Nothing to do with the game, more the fact newspapers could be denied direct access afterwards to Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard and may need to take what he says from a feed of Rangers TV.
“That’s what happened the day before Wednesday night’s league match against Saints when Gary McAllister assumed press duties.
“No direct questions. No pursuit of an individual line of inquiry. Not good.”
Whilst Keevins does in part make a good point, you cannot help but feel he is only disappointed from a selfish point of view. Rangers are one of the biggest two clubs in the land and therefore attract the majority of the country’s attention – not being given access to players and the manager is a big blow to journalists.
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Rangers clearly feel the coverage of them is unpleasant and inconvenient. In the past, Club 1872 has had to file complaints against outlets such as the Daily Record following the publication of false and damaging stories. If newspapers are hell-bent on shining negative light on the 55-time Scottish champions on a regular basis, it is not hard to see why the club would be reluctant to give them stories to write.
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