By Adefunmiloye Alani

12th Jul, 2021 | 1:30pm

Rangers looking to charge £25000 for media access

Rangers are trying to charge media outlets for access into Ibrox going forward, according to the Daily Mail journalist Mike Keegan.

He dubbed it “a worrying development” on their website, revealing that the Scottish Premiership giants want newspapers to pay £25,000 for one reporter and one photographer to attend matches and pre-match press conferences.

They will also have access to five exclusive interviews and a sit-down with manager Steven Gerrard for the fee.

Media houses will get access into Ibrox and one exclusive with the Rangers boss for £10,000.

Unbelievable

While the club has claimed that they ‘are very pleased to have received positive responses to the media partnership packages’, charging the media to cover games and interview Gerrard is not a good look on us.

Rangers have had run-ins with some media houses in the past, and asking the press to pay for coverage is poor.

Admittedly, we may need to raise much-needed funds after the coronavirus-enforced stadium closure dealt a blow on our finances, but we should be doing better.

Rangers would need to provide a detailed explanation about this decision, and more media houses are likely to call us out.

Defending the title, winning the Cups and impressing in Europe next term are the most important things we should be worrying about right now, and the SPFL could have something to say about this.

Celtic are likely to use this as a dig going forward, and hopefully, the Rangers board can make the right decisions on this matter.

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