By Doug Ward

3rd Oct, 2021 | 5:58pm

BBC can't hide their bias with summary about Rangers win v Hibernian

Rangers had to come from behind to win against Hibernian at Ibrox on Sunday as Steven Gerrard’s men returned to the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos, with his 99th Rangers goal, both found the net in the second half after Kevin Nisbet put Hibs ahead in the eighth minute.

However, there was a turning point in the game in between Nisbet’s goal and the Gers’ comeback as Ryan Porteous was sent off in the 30th minute.

Porteous was shown a straight red card by referee Nick Walsh when he launched a heavy challenge on Ibrox star Joe Aribo.

However, there’s been a lot of debate about the sending off as Porteous did seem to win the ball.

Ex-Hibs player Tam McManus dubbed it a “disgraceful” decision by Walsh but video replays appear to show that Porteous lunged in with a lot of force. He even seemed to leave the ground as he went in Aribo.

Even though it probably was a red card, BBC Sport’s live feed on the game suggested that it ruined the contest between two of Scotland’s best teams this season.

At full-time, whoever was behind the BBC Sport matchday coverage wrote: “Rangers fans won’t care but it’s a shame such a hotly anticipated contest was skewed by a first-half sending off.”

Why is it a shame? Did the BBC want Hibs to win?

The BBC then had to add in that there were no interviews with the managers – for some reason.

“No radio interviews for you, so no manager reaction for a while yet,” the BBC added.

Well, yes. That’s because the BBC refuse to send anyone to Ibrox – but what’s the point in adding some context to your reporting, right?

It’s the second time this week the BBC’s matchday coverage has shown some kind of anti-Rangers approach.

On Thursday, as Glen Kamara and his black teammates at Rangers were booed by Sparta Prague fans, the national broadcaster thought it would be funny to make light of the Gers players taking the knee in Prague.

It’s ridiculous. They’re not even hiding their disdain towards the Scottish champions anymore – it’s there for everyone to see.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart reacted to the “huge” controversy in the win over Hibs.