Sky Sports pundit Jim White has admitted he was “relieved” not to be asked to host Rangers’ Player of the Year awards dinner as he claims a group of Rangers fans vented their anger at the Glasgow hotel hosting it last [Sunday] night.
I say again – there is no trouble at Awards do – absolutely nothing at all. Don’t believe lies and rumours – I am here. pic.twitter.com/r4nMNesXZq
— Jen Jen (@Doddsie16) April 29, 2018
White also questioned why the event wasn’t cancelled by the club in the wake of the 5-0 “battering” by bitter rivals Celtic that saw Brendan Rodgers’ side crowned Scottish champions for the seventh successive year.
“For once, I was relieved NOT to be asked to host Rangers’ POY Dinner. After the 5-0 battering by Celtic, some fans vented their fury at the venue. Why wasn’t it cancelled and surely they need Gerrard’s answer today,” White said on his personal Twitter account.
For once, I was relieved NOT to be asked to host @RangersFC POY Dinner. After the 5-0 battering by @CelticFC some fans vented their fury at the venue. Why wasn’t it cancelled and surely they need Gerrard’s answer today? More on @talkSPORT from 10.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) April 30, 2018
Daniel Canideias picked up the club’s Player of the Year award at the event while Alfredo Morelos was named the club’s Young Player of the Year.
After losing to Celtic, the Gers find themselves three points behind Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership in the race for second place with only three games remaining.
Football Insider verdict
Given White’s contacts within Ibrox he should probably have found out the truth over what happened at the event before taking to Twitter. With conflicting reports over what actually happened, suggesting the venue was “stormed” seems to be a bit strong. In saying that, the event should have been cancelled after the capitulation at Celtic Park earlier in the day and fans refunded. ‘Celebrating’ the season after watching your bitter rivals wrap up the league title with a 5-0 win over you doesn’t exactly sound like a fun night out.