By support

21st Apr, 2018 | 11:55am

Rangers silence following Old Firm thrashing is slap in the face to fans

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Rangers manager Graeme Murty made his first appearance in front of the media since the chaotic aftermath of last weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final thrashing by Celtic when he held his pre-match press conference on Friday in advance of playing Hearts – but the silence from Ibrox over the last week has been a slap in the face for supporters.

When Murty and Declan John spoke to the media of Friday, the Gers’ official Twitter account remained silent as fans were left in the dark and wondering why the club were staying silent – although both would later be published to the Light Blues’ official YouTube channel.

The last time the club’s in-house media team skipped out on tweeting from the manager’s press conference, Pedro Caixinha would be removed from his post as manager shortly afterwards.

The silence isn’t likely to mean Murty is heading for the exit door over the next few days but keeping fans updated ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts is surely the least they can expect.

Rangers director Alastair Johnston did put his head above the parapet on Thursday with the pretty remarkable claim that the Gers are “ahead of the curve” in their recovery but even that came through external media as the club, officially, remained silent.

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Fans aren’t exactly enthused with the direction the club appears to be headed in but ignoring them and not bothering to keep them up to date with what is going on at Ibrox isn’t going to win any friends as the support start to get restless.

While it is hardly top of the list of problems at Ibrox, it is indicative of an attitude within the club that the fans are the least important people at the club.

After riding to power on the back of fan power in 2015, the Gers board should be well aware of the dangers that come with ignoring supporters and keeping them in the dark.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty was left raving over this from last weekend’s Celtic clash.

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