Joe Aribo not included in BBC team of the season selector
Joe Aribo has been one of the stand-out players for Rangers this season.
The 24-year-old has scored eight goals and supplied seven assists in 42 appearances across all competitions, played in a number of different positions and has even recently been labelled as “sensational” by Ibrox legend Ally McCoist [Premier Sports].
Stats by Wyscout show that the Nigeria international ranks seventh in the Premiership for one-v-one dribbles per 90 minutes [6.66] while no Gers player has a better success rate when it comes to taking on opponents [60.92%].
Aribo has been one of the stars of the invincible league season at Ibrox – but BBC Sport wouldn’t have you believe that.
On Friday, the taxpayer-funded broadcaster shared an article that allowed readers to select their team of the season for the Premiership.
If you want to have a go at building your own team, here’s the link.
You’ll notice first off that the story doesn’t have an image of any Rangers players at the top. Clearly, the BBC feel as though St Mirren’s Jamie McGrath and Hamilton’s Ross Callachan are a better headline act than any of the title-winners.
You’ll then go to select your team and if you had any shred of knowledge about football, you’d put Allan McGregor in goals and have a back-four of James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Filip Helander and Borna Barisic and then move onto the midfield, where you should have a bit of a selection dilemma.
Steven Davis and Glen Kamara are no-brainers, Ryan Jack and Ianis Hagi are also options. But there’s no Aribo.
Scott Arfield doesn’t feature either but the BBC is giving readers the chance to select players such as Dundee United’s Jeando Fuchs, Aberdeen’s Ross McCrorie and Ross County’s Harry Paton over Aribo and Arfield.
When you choose the attackers, Aribo isn’t there either, giving you the option of choosing just Kemar Roofe, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos if you’re going to name a 4-3-3.
How can the BBC omit one of the best players this season?
How can they seriously suggest that Paton or Jamie McGrath have been than Aribo?
We wanted to pick an entire team of Rangers players and really, given how easily we won the league, you’d be pretty daft not to.
It’s just yet another example that there’s an agenda against the Gers at the BBC and we’re sick of it.
In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart tore into Celtic in a documentary on the BBC about the Gers.