Rangers will not speak to Radio Clyde until an issue regarding comments by Roger Hannah last week are resolved, according to the Heart & Hand Podcast.

On Sunday, after the Gers drew 1-1 at Hamilton, Radio Clyde did not broadcast any material from the Premiership leaders due to Hannah’s claim that Kemar Roofe caused an injury to St Johnstone’s Murray Davidson with his challenge last week.

Roofe has since been hit with a two-match suspension after the challenge was looked into by the SFA but there’s been no confirmation that the Gers star hurt Davidson.


On Monday, Heart & Hand host David Edgar reported that Radio Clyde didn’t interview Steven Gerrard “due to something Roger Hannah said on Saturday night that Rangers were not happy with.”

Heart & Hand’s Twitter account has since clarified the situation, saying: “Rangers haven’t ‘cut all ties’ with Clyde. They had an issue with something said on Saturday and didn’t speak to Clyde Sunday and won’t till it’s resolved.”

Another broadcaster clash in the making?

Everyone knows about the issues between Rangers and the BBC but is there going to be another broadcaster given the cold shoulder by the Ibrox giants?

There’s always been a suspicion among some Gers fans that Radio Clyde shows a bias towards the other half of Glasgow and Hannah’s ill-informed comments do add weight to that argument.

It was a stupid, presumptuous claim by the radio pundit and all Rangers surely need to let bygones be bygones is an apology and an on-air clarification that Roofe didn’t cause the injury.

It was an ugly challenge by the Gers star but to suggest he actually injured someone paints the wrong picture. It’s simply pointless to add more heat on a player who’s already been banned thanks to the continuous trial by Sportscene we’ve all grown accustomed to in recent years.

Radio Clyde – and anyone else who claims Davidson was injured by Roofe – needs to come forward and address that wasn’t what happened because clearly, it’s not true if the Gers have taken offence to such comments.

Well done to them for defending their player and showing media broadcasters they can’t air whatever they want without consequence.

In other Rangers news, Tom English has taken aim at Dave King for his latest interview.


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