Scottish football pundit Michael Stewart has slammed Glasgow Rangers over their lack of leadership as the Heart and Heart podcast affair rumbles on.
The Lowdown: Media crisis
Earlier this year, the Gers made the controversial decision to start charging media outlets up to £25,000 to receive full access to the club (The Daily Mail), while also making the Heart and Hand podcast an official media partner.
However, recent sectarian and discriminatory tweets from the podcast’s contributors were publicised (via The Daily Record), which has unsurprisingly led to plenty of criticism of those responsible.
The Latest: Stewart hits out
“Leadership demands the ability to make tough decisions and unfortunately it’s clear that @RangersFC lack any real leaders to deal with the problems they have.”
The Verdict: Disaster
Rangers’ media policy has backfired here in spectacular fashion. Clearly, there was a breakdown in the relationship between the media and the club, and the 55-time Scottish champions had somewhat of a right to be frustrated – for example, they have been forced to demand changes to articles in the past. However, such a radical move was never going to be smooth.
Do you agree with Stewart?
To allow any outlet to become an official media partner without doing a background check is negligent at best and downright stupid at worst. They must now move as quickly as possible to right this wrong, otherwise Stewart may just have a point.
In other news, this Rangers man has been urged to leave Ibrox.
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