By Doug Ward

15th Oct, 2021 | 5:10pm

BBC Scotland journalist slams authorities over Rangers controversy

BBC Scotland journalist Margaret Gilmour has blasted the authorities after Rangers released a controversial video clip on Friday.

Rangers’ official Twitter account uploaded a video of their new 150th-anniversary strip. However, the clip features a song that has caused outrage among certain social media users.

As reported by the Glasgow Evening Times, there are no offensive words in the song ‘Four Lads Had a Dream’, which featured in the video clip.

However, the tune has reportedly been used for an anti-Irish ‘Famine Song’.

Gilmour has called for action against the Light Blues from the powers that be.

“Even those in positions to do something about this, hide behind their desks, too afraid to tackle any of it,” said the BBC Scotland journalist via her personal Twitter account, which was later made private on Friday.

“If this came from Marks and Spencer’s, it would be on every media platform, but because of who it is, they bow their heads and let it be. Shameful.”

Faux outrage?

The Four Lads Had a Dream song is an ode to the founders of Rangers Football Club and the new kit that has been released is a throwback to that time in our history.

Nine Gers fans were arrested earlier this season for singing the altered version of the song, which is deemed to be anti-Irish racism [Scotsman].

What Rangers have shared on their Twitter account is very clearly not the racist version that some people have sung over the years. The Four Lads Had a Dream song is not offensive.

While the club needs to continue their efforts at stamping out racism and sectarian abuse, we really don’t see what the issue is here.

Are the Gers meant to completely forget the song exists because of some idiots altering the words?

We’re not on board with this. It seems like faux outrage to us as certain parts of the media continue to launch their attacks on the Scottish Premiership’s reigning champions and current leaders.

In other Rangers news, fans have reacted after a £20million move to the Premier League was mooted for this Ibrox ace.