Sky Sports will have to seriously up their game in Scotland next season

Under-21s report shows broadcaster’s disdain for our game

The inclusion of Chelsea's Billy Gilmour caused Sky Sports to do a report on the Scotland U21s. Picture: John Walton/PA
The inclusion of Chelsea's Billy Gilmour caused Sky Sports to do a report on the Scotland U21s. Picture: John Walton/PA

“Let’s be honest,” said Mike Wedderburn on Sky Sports News, “most of the time with Scotland Under-21s we might think: why are we interested?”

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Sky are the big hungry whale of rolling blarts, giant maw permanently gaping, sucking up all the anodyne words from managers and players, counting the Bentleys into Manchester City’s training complex and counting them out again, bludgeoning us with repetition until we can take no more – and they love the Prem more than life itself. But Billy Gilmour has just become the breakout kid of the self-styled best league in the world so the Chelsea sensation merited a headline, even though he’s Scottish.

How rude! I’ve said this before but Sky will have to seriously up their game when they take over all of the live-match action from Scotland’s top flight next season. BT Sport have shown a feel, a caring touch, a sense of humour and dare I say it a love for the Scottish game that Sky will be hard-pressed to even come close to matching.