With a long-running feud between Rangers and the BBC, you don’t have to look far for evidence of the bias in their coverage.
They were at it again after the game against St Mirren, awarding their man of the match in a game that Rangers dominated to St Mirren striker Jonathan Obika.
Obika was lucky not to be sent off after an elbow on Connor Goldson midway through the second half.
That wasn’t mentioned. Instead, the BBC said that he was a “constant menace”.
One Rangers fan summed it up perfectly when he said, “So when it’s Morelos who elbows someone, it’s all over the media and they fast track his suspension.
“When it’s a player who elbows any Rangers player, they give him MAN OF THE MATCH, in a game he didn’t score in, they lost and his team didn’t score.”
So when it’s Morelos who elbows someone, it’s all over the media and they fast track his suspension
When it’s a player who elbows any Rangers player, they give him MAN OF THE MATCH, in a game he didn’t score in, they lost and his team didn’t score
— 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 (@RangersSpares__) December 30, 2020
Irrespective of his elbow, we think you could pick just about any Rangers player as man of the match over Obika.
We might be biased but WhoScored don’t have skin in the game.
They gave every single Gers player a higher score than Obika, who wasn’t even their highest-scoring St Mirren player. They awarded Alfredo Morelos the man of the match with a 7.8 rating.
Obika got a 6.2 rating, much less than the 7.1 rating they gave Jake Doyle-Hayes.
As for the BBC’s decision, it’s really odd in a vacuum. In the context of a long-running feud between Rangers and the BBC, brought up again in the recent AGM, it’s just plain stupid.
Here’s what the Gers fans made of it…
How can you give man of the match to a forward on the losing side who didn’t score, missed a good chance and got booked? Almost like there’s an agenda?
— ASR (@alstra78) December 30, 2020
and should have been sent off… I await the media showing the elbow again and again so he gets punished….
— A Scot in Devon (@Applebear1976) December 30, 2020
Bbc Scotland report on the Rangers game man of the match Obika just get lost blatant anti Rangers bias in full flow ffs.
— Greenock bear (@BoyleBillyb2011) December 30, 2020
Shocker!! not a mention not a highlight of Obeka elbow on Goldston on sportscene it’s laughable it really is!! pic.twitter.com/Y5l0cL9p83
— Glasgowgolfer🏌🏻♂️🏌🏻♂️ (@glasgowgolfer77) December 30, 2020
Helander and back pocket spring to mind. Must have been watching a completely different game.
— Halestorm (@halestorming1) December 30, 2020
Was it him or just his elbow that got MOTM?? Absolute joke
— Ja (@jamsmekk) December 30, 2020
That is bonkers. He played absolutely fine, that’s it. Thought Aribo was the MOTM by some distance. Kamara a class act too.
— Yaldy (@yaldydd) December 30, 2020
Yup, that’s the Scottish mhedia in a nutshell 😳
— Kenny Les (@kdy1303) December 30, 2020
— Bigdutch72 (@Bigdutch721) December 30, 2020
That’s the level of hatred they have for RFC.
— jimmy9 1872 WATP ST Holder CD (@jimmy77094990) December 30, 2020
TBF the elbow was accidental imo however he could have been booked on other occasions but not a nasty player rather a clumsy unit.
To give him motm when clearly helander hagi kemara and aribo were several levels above in the performance clearly proves the point of BBC bias
— taptapboommm (@Gerryp72) December 30, 2020