Despite Glasgow Rangers’ stature in the Scottish game, as a fan I find it frustrating that bias against the Ibrox club creeps into the mainstream media.

Nobody can deny that a very bias Tom English often writes unfair articles about Rangers, and I am surprised they never seem to do anything about it.

I wonder if he has ever said anything semi-decent towards Rangers or has the Ibrox club ever treated him badly at anytime?

As a 14-year-old-boy, the current BBC pundit Michael Stewart trained twice a week with Rangers, while still attending Edinburgh’s Craigmount High School.

In 1997, Stewart was taken to Manchester United for the youth side and signed in 1998. He only managed eight games for the English giants.

In 2003, Stewart suffered an unsuccessful year-long loan at Nottingham Forest and only played in 13 games.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson informed Stewart he had no long-term future at Old Trafford and was free to leave in 2004. 

After a two-week trial and failing to impress, Rangers opted against signing him – which is why I think he is so vindictive against the Gers today.

I laugh when Stewart points out over enthusiastic challenges, when that was his style of play. His tackling often got him in trouble, with regular bookings or sometimes red.

The embarrassing nonsense spoken by Stewart against Rangers often stops supporters from watching the program.

A lot of tabloid stories come from Stewart’s outlandish opinions and that is unfortunate. The Rangers fans are often vilified without the whole story being told – it is so unfair to the club.


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