Rangers news: BBC Sportscene completely ignore disgusting challenge on Scott Wright in win v Ross County
BBC Sportscene decided to ignore a disgusting challenge by Jake Vokins on Scott Wright on Wednesday night (11 May) as Rangers won 4-1 against Ross County at Ibrox.
Over six minutes of highlights had been shown on BBC Scotland with pointless half-chances that didn’t need to be broadcast again being aired to views.
Even though we’ve seen it time and time again this season where Scottish referees have had their performances brutally analysed on Sportscene, nothing was said – or even shown – about Andrew Dallas’ decision to allow Vokins get away with an awful challenge on Wright.
As you can see in the footage above, the Ross County defender goes in from behind on Wright with both legs off the ground, motioning like scissors to scythe down the Light Blues attacker.
You can see Wright yelp in pain once the challenge is made because as he’s brought to the ground, the Gers ace’s leg gets horribly caught in between both of Vokins’ legs.
It was a shocker and an absolute stonewall red card.
Dallas should have immediately sent Vokins off – but the controversial incident wasn’t even shown on BBC Sportscene, nor did pundits Michael Stewart and Jack Ross discuss it after the game.
BBC Sport did manage to mention it in their match report.
Nick McPheat wrote that Ross County “were lucky to have 11 men on the park after Jake Vokins’ poor tackle on Wright”.
That’s all BBC Scotland had to say about a challenge that could have ended a young player’s career.
We’re absolutely disgusted by this not being shown because it was a massive moment in the game and arguably the biggest moment to happen outside of the five goals.
Are we surprised? Not at all.
Earlier this season, in October, Sportscene didn’t bother analysing a number of big penalty shouts when Rangers played against Hearts.
But this latest incident that’s been brushed under the rug is disgraceful.
We expect better for our TV license fee.
In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart found what he was told on BBC Sportscene to be “incredible”.