'Really poor' - BBC pundit blasts Rangers over decision after loss v Celtic
Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson has blasted the Gers for not deciding to not put anyone out to speak the media or releasing anything through club channels following Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing by Celtic – saying it was a “really poor decision” by the Ibrox giants.
The Gers’ social media channels have remained silent since the full-time whistle while there has still been no comment from any of the staff or players following the embarrassing Old Firm defeat.
Thompson thinks the Gers should have came out an congratulated Celtic for winning their seventh successive title, and thinks the Light Blues decision not to send anyone out was “not acceptable.”
“No, it’s not acceptable,” the former Rangers striker said on BBC Sportsound Extra.
“I thought it was a really poor decision from a class point of view, come out and say congratulations, well done Celtic.
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t like Celtic. You have to say it. That’s how you operate as a club with a good bit about them.”
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The result leaves the Gers three points behind second-placed Aberdeen in the table with three games to go – including a trip to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
The Light Blues first have to get by Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Saturday as they look to finally get a win against Steve Clarke’s side.
Football Insider verdict
The decision not to put anyone out infront of the media was a poor decision – although for reasons absolutely nothing to do with congratulating Celtic. The least the Gers could have done was put someone out to explain what fans had just endured and offer some sort of apology for the woeful performance and complete abdication of any responsibilty from all of them. Even after the Gers lost to Progres in Luxembourg Jordan Rossiter had to face the media but none of the senior professionals in the dressing-room could – or were allowed – to speak after losing 5-0 to Celtic. A decision almost as ridiculous as the performance itself – although it is also fair to point out that BBC Scotland are currently refusing to attend Ibrox and report on Rangers’ games/news which doesn’t really help Thompson’s case here.