Rangers fans have been losing their minds on Twitter after the Gers’ official Twitter account landed a knockout blow on a BBC journalist over the broadcaster’s ongoing Ibrox boycott.
After BBC Scotland’s Phil Goodlad tweeted to promote an upcoming programme on Steven Gerrard’s arrival, claiming it had an “interesting perspective,” the Gers’ official account responded asking if the perspective was “still from outside the stadium.”
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 1, 2018
BBC Scotland have refused to send anyone to cover events – including first-team fixtures – at Ibrox or the club’s Auchenhowie training ground since reporter Chris McLaughlin has his press access removed in 2016 following a number of false and inflammatory stories were published.
The Gers have previously banned the BBC from Ibrox after then-manager Ally McCoist was portrayed falling from the roof of the stadium in 2011 and again two years later when a dossier was published claiming the Gers planned to sack McCoist.
Gers fans were delighted with the club’s response – with one saying the club should give whoever runs their Twitter account a pay rise.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Gordon (@FoundersTrail) June 1, 2018
Big fan on this tweet ????
— Chris Park (@parkovanbasten) June 1, 2018
— BB (@Tyndale7) June 1, 2018
Give whoever done this a raise.
— Chris McLaughlin (@Chr1sMcLaughlin) June 1, 2018
This tweet will bang ????
— Dean (@deanomac54) June 1, 2018
GIVE THE NEW MEDIA GUY A PAYRISE
— Liam (@Liamwatp) June 1, 2018
Dave king has taken the social media passwords hasn’t he ????????
— Andrew paterson (@andyprfc) June 1, 2018
Gerrard officially started work as Gers manager on Friday and is currently in France as part of his UEFA Pro Licence and was present on Friday night as England’s Under-21’s ran out comfortable winners against Qatar.