Michael Stewart is furious with a Rangers fan who posted fake quotes from him on Twitter after the Gers beat Kilmarnock 1-0 on Saturday.
The failed ex-Ibrox trialist didn’t appear on BBC Sportscene on Saturday night, much to the relief of Rangers fans across the country.
But that didn’t stop one Gers fan from mocking Stewart’s clear anti-Rangers agenda by writing up some fake quotes by him surrounding the controversy in the 1-0 win over Killie at Ibrox.
It was clearly a joke but some supporters thought the quotes were real – which says a lot about Stewart and how he views Rangers.
But the BBC pundit wasn’t happy with the tweet and took to his personal Twitter account on Saturday night to say: “Look at the responses to some [completely] made-up quote from a random. A perfect illustration of how Twitter echo chambers work sometimes.
“Just to be clear I was at Tannadice today.”
He added: “It’s actually hilarious to see the mental gymnastics and zero awareness in the responses here. ‘I might be wrong but really I’m not wrong because I think you might say this anyway’.”
Look at the responses to some complete made up quote from a random. A perfect illustration of how Twitter echo chambers work sometimes.
Just to be clear I was at Tannadice today https://t.co/jMB18NfuYh
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) February 13, 2021
Stewart has found himself a big source of anger and laughter among Rangers fans this season because if his – to put it frankly – weird views on the runaway Premiership leaders.
Those made-up quotes are hilarious because it’s exactly the kind of thing he would say.
Earlier this season, when Aberdeen’s Ryan Hedges was sent off against Rangers, Stewart said it shouldn’t have been a sending off even though the rules clearly stated it was and Dons boss Derek McInnes also admitted it was a red card.
Speaking on BBC Sportscene last month after seeing Hedges sent off for bringing down Alfredo Morelos in the box and not making an attempt to play the ball, Stewart said: “For me, I don’t think it is a red card.”
Steven Thompson and Richard Foster then both pointed out to Stewart that, within the rules of the game, it was a red card.
Stewart was then clearly rattled by the thought of having to defend a decision that went in Rangers’ favour so he resorted to calling for a change of the rules. You can read more about that laughable piece of punditry here.
When a pundit is making as stupid claims as that, you can expect to be mocked.
Stewart hates Rangers. Whether it’s out of pure bitterness for his failed trial or some other reason, it’s so clear that he cannot stand seeing us do well.
It’s absolutely glorious to see his meltdown.
Long may it continue.