Ex-BBC Sportsound pundit Tam McManus claims BT Sport turned into Rangers TV on Thursday night as Steven Gerrard’s side beat Antwerp in the Europa League.

Darrell Currie hosted BT Sport 3’s coverage of Rangers’ 4-3 win in Belgium, with Ally McCoist and Allan Hutton joining him in the studio.

Rory Hamilton commentated on the match alongside regular BT Sport pundits Stephen Craigan and Alex Rae.


Of all the former players involved, only Craigan had no association with Rangers in his playing days, which led to McManus seemingly complaining about the number of Bears on BT Sport on Thursday.

The former Hibernian player took to his personal Twitter account to say: “When did BT Sport turn into Rangers TV? Wow.”


Did McManus want to see some kind of Celtic representation in the BT studio? Or Hibs? Or someone neutral like, say, the host.

Overall, just three ex-Rangers players were used out of the six men that covered the match on BT Sport 3 on Thursday night.

We really don’t get what angle McManus is getting at here unless he’s messing around and joking but it’s not as though Rangers fans are demanding to see ex-Gers players cover Celtic matches.

There was a bit of a confusion last week when Kris Boyd didn’t appear on Sky Sports’ coverage of Celtic versus St Mirren. Many fans assumed he’d been axed because a petition was launched by Celtic fans to have Boyd blocked from working on their games.

We’ve had to seal with Chris Sutton and John Hartson spouting nonsense about the Gers on BT Sport in recent years. Was there anywhere near as much outcry as there was from Celtic fans moaning about Boyd?

While Sutton grated us up the wrong way a lot of the time, it was kind of in good jest. He hates Rangers and we’re not especially fond of him as an ex-Celtic man.

Sometimes he made good points, other times he didn’t.

Football punditry among the Old Firm clubs is going to become a joke if ex-BBC men like McManus start piping up about complete non-issues.

In other Rangers news, one Gers rulebreaker has shared a phone call he had with Gerrard.


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