By Doug Ward

19th Dec, 2021 | 11:10am

Daily Record journalist takes bitter swipe at Rangers as footage emerges on BBC Sportscene

Daily Record journalist John Dingwall is struggling to hide his bitterness after Rangers won against Dundee United on Saturday.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side were 1-0 winners at Ibrox courtesy of a 71st-minute penalty scored by James Tavernier.

Scott McMann clearly handled the ball inside the penalty area prior to Alan Muir pointing to the spot but Dingwall has decided to buy into the conspiracies and suggested a change of name for the BBC Sportscene highlights show.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Saturday, the Daily Record writer said: “Sportscene should change its name to Penalty to Rangers.”

Have a day off

It’s pretty clear that based on the timing of his tweet, Dingwall didn’t see the penalty incident.

We very much doubt that he was at the game as he works for the Daily Record and we also don’t think that he pays for RangersTV.

Therefore, Dingwall was either watching an illegal stream or he was just reacting to the fact there was a penalty, without even knowing if the decision was right or wrong.

We’re really baffled by this conspiracy theory.

Rangers are the best team in the league, create a tonne of chances and spend a lot of time peppering penalties areas with passes, crosses and dribbles.

Of course there are going to be a lot of penalties won.

But even the stats show that Hearts [6] have been awarded more penalties in the Scottish Premiership this season than Rangers [5], so we’re really unsure about what the issue is here.

The myth seems to be peddled by weird Celtic fans who feel as though they should get more penalties.

But that’s your issue. If you feel your club is getting the rough end of the stick when it comes to penalty decisions, they’re not doing that and then giving Rangers soft ones.

In other Rangers news, this BBC Sportscene pundit has reacted to the penalty incident.