By Doug Ward

14th Feb, 2021 | 3:10pm

Blatant anti-Rangers bias in BBC match report of 1-0 win v Kilmarnock

BBC Sport’s anti-Rangers agenda is well known and well understood by Gers fans but sometimes, you cannot help but notice something as clear as day when it comes towards their bias against the Premiership leaders.

On Saturday, Steven Gerrard’s men 1-0 against Kilmarnock to extend their lead at the top of the table to 21 points. It wasn’t the best of performances – yet again – by the squad but at the end of the day, they got the result and that’s what mattered most.

It could have been an easier route to victory too, had referee Don Robertson pointed to the penalty spot when James Tavernier was hauled down in the area by Rory McKenzie in the first half.

It was such a clear penalty kick as McKenzie was nowhere near the ball as it was crossed into the box and tripped Tavernier from behind. Hilariously, Robertson awarded Kilmarnock with a goal kick with further goes to show that McKenzie didn’t touch the ball.

There was contact made by a defender on an attacker in the penalty area. The attacker went down and was denied a goalscoring opportunity as the defender made no attempt to win the ball.

It should have been a penalty and it should have been a red card for McKenzie.

However, if you didn’t watch the match and instead opted to read BBC Sport’s match report, you wouldn’t know this.

BBC Sport Scotland journalist Clive Lindsay failed to mention this major incident in the match. However, he did go on to add that Kilmarnock “will probably feel aggrieved that they were not given the chance of an equaliser when they were denied a late free-kick after Danny Whitehall was fouled by Leon Balogun just outside the penalty box”.

Sorry, but how is a free-kick not being awarded more worthy of space in the match report than the referee missing a clear penalty and a clear red card?

It’s so clear that Lindsay and BBC Sport Scotland have something against Rangers. McKenzie’s foul was so blatant and had the penalty been awarded, and scored, it would have had a major impact on the match, as well as a red card.

It’s really poor journalism and we absolutely hate the fact that some people will have read this report and be none the wiser about McKenzie hauling Tav down to the ground inside the box.

In other Rangers news, fans blasted this one Gers player’s performance despite the win against Kilmarnock.