Sky Sports’ relationship with Scottish football fans is not exactly a great one with the broadcasting giant regularly showing a complete lack of knowledge about the game north of the border.
Rangers fans know this all too well. In the last month, Sky Sports have mixed up Ryan Jack and Ryan Kent on their website while the Sky Sports News TV channel managed to confirm someone called ‘Zungo’ was set to play for us against Lech Poznan on Thursday night.
Now, Sky Sports have completely messed up their scheduling for Rangers’ clash against Aberdeen next month.
According to the Scottish Sun, Sky have moved the kick-off time for the game at Pittodrie for the second time in the last 48 hours.
Initially, the Gers versus the Dons was moved to a 4:30pm kick-off on Sunday, January 10. Now, Sky have moved the game forward an hour-and-a-half.
Why? It’s anyone’s guess, but usually on Sundays, you have one of the Old Firm sides playing at 12pm and the other at 3pm after playing matches in Europe on the Thursday.
However, Rangers won’t be playing in Europe that week so it’s anyone’s guess as to why Sky Sports have decided to mess us about like this.
Interestingly, Sky’s latest antics have angered Hibernian over their game against – guess who – Celtic.
The Scottish Sun adds the Bhoys were “controversially given dispensation by league bosses” to play against Hibs on Monday, January 11. It is understood that the Edinburgh club “weren’t properly consulted about that move”, which has happened because Neil Lennon’s circus is going on a mid-season training camp abroad.
Sky Sports have been miles behind BT Sport for coverage of Scottish football in the last few years with the likes of Ally McCoist, Stephen Craigan, Chris Sutton and Darrell Currie always being a good watch.
When you watch Rangers – or any Scottish team (yes, including Celtic) – you know that a lot of effort is going into their shows.
The sooner the SPFL’s deal with Sky ends in 2025, the better.
In other Rangers news, Alex Rae has reacted to Nathan Patterson’s performance against Lech Poznan.