By Adefunmiloye Alani

16th Jan, 2022 | 9:50am

BBC set to be sued after 2012 Rangers documentary

The BBC face a multi-million-pound defamation action over a documentary on Rangers that sparked a failed fraud investigation, according to The Herald.

It also led to malicious prosecutions, and former Rangers administrators Paul Clark and David Whinchouse, and key Rangers takeover figure and business consultant David Grier, have put their names to the action which centres on the BBC Scoland documentary, Rangers: The Men Who Sold The Jerseys.

Three business turnaround experts from financial consultancy firm Duff and Phelps are expected to pursue the claim – which has laid dormant for over six years – later this year at the Glasgow Sheriff Court.


The famous documentary aired in 2012, and BBC attempted to reveal everything about the scandal that plunged the Ibrox giants into administration.

A lot of what went on behind the scenes in the run-up to Craig Whyte’s infamous takeover were revealed, but they could now be in hot water a decade later.

Nevertheless, one can expect the broadcasting powerhouse to stand firmly behind their claim and defend themselves in court.

Rangers fans will surely be keeping a keen eye on the court proceedings given the history between the club and BBC.

The Scottish Premiership giants withdrew all co-operation from the BBC in 2011 after labelling the documentary – Rangers – The Inside Story – “a prejudiced muckraking exercise“.

In 2015, the broadcaster refused to send staff to Ibrox after the club issued a ban to senior reporter Chris McLaughlin, and it appears both parties are not close to ending their disagreement.

In other Rangers news, a report has shared which players GvB will allow to leave Ibrox this month.