By Mike Slater

26th Jul, 2021 | 2:15pm

The Times journo hits back at reported Rangers media charge

Rangers have made many headlines over the past couple of months with their dealings with the media.

The latest of those was the Bears reportedly charging £25,000-per-year for access into Ibrox on matchday, something which hasn’t gone down well.

That figure is said to get whoever pays it a number of player interviews and a one-to-one with Steven Gerrard each month.

The Times are one of those to fall foul of this, and one of their journalists, Alex Massie, has shared his verdict on the charge on Twitter.

“Astonishing, yet also unsurprising: Rangers want to charge newspapers £25,000 a year for the privilege of sending a reporter to Ibrox to report on games,” he wrote.

“You get a handful of player interviews too, plus one chat with the manager. Absurd.”

Absurd?

Rangers have had such a decorated past with companies such as the BBC, so they are likely trying to avoid that all over again.

It looks as though The Times won’t be one of those paying that fee if it is brought in for media outlets at Ibrox.

Tom English of the BBC is one of those who are consistently banned from Rangers games, and he made sure to retweet this one.

It is unheard of in Scotland, but it is really that much to pay for this invincible Rangers side who are also set for the Champions League?

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, so the likes of Massie should likely hold back on this burning criticism of the Bears.

The season is coming in quick, and a decision is surely set to be released soon.

In other Rangers news, Personal terms done: The Bears agree major six-figure exit deal, announcement soon – report