In full: Rangers statement on complaint to BBC over league cup coverage
Rangers today released a statement of their club website following their submission of a formal complaint to the BBC.
The club are unhappy with the portrayal of their manager before the live screening of their league cup match against Motherwell.
“Rangers Football Club has lodged a formal complaint with the BBC following what it regards as a tasteless opening title sequence for last night’s live League Cup TV coverage.
The Light Blues have today been inundated with emails and phone calls from supporters who are – rightly, in our opinion - furious with the way the programme began.
It started with an animated montage which depicted a Rangers official, clearly manager Ally McCoist, falling from an office window at Ibrox and smashing a club crest.
The incident follows a discussion on BBC Radio Scotland show Off The Ball on Saturday entitled ‘Super Ally or Fat Sally’, which questioned whether fans still backed McCoist.
While the manager is known for his good sense of humour, he is both angry and disgusted by the BBC’s treatment both of him personally and of the club.
As such, Rangers have made contact with the BBC this morning asking why they have chosen to act in such a manner and we await their response.”
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