Not a spine among them
Yesterday would have been the day that Jabba dreaded in that a huge negative news story broke about the club under his wing forcing him to react to events he doesnt like and not be the one setting the agenda as usual.
And he would have pulled in every favour owed and used every bribe and dirty trick in the book to try and set the reporting slant back in Alba.
Judging by todays headlines , it worked.
The media are just simply shown up by the lack of fervour for the huge story .
They arent journalists and know it,,they nod the head and deliver what is required to get the cheque and pay the mortgage. They cant and wont turn on their last main demographic and that leaves them over a barrel morally when it comes to reporting the team in light blue.
They all know this and would probably privately admit it.
Events like yesterday are not easy for them as they are forced to compromise yet not show it to the public,,the semblance of serious news must remain at all costs.
The facade truly fell away with this episode.
One single mainstream production is running with the news as the main piece right now and thats the tax funded Auntie Beeb.
And their headline is straight to the point facts simply, no playing on words like others, just stating the case which I appreciate.
A good organisation would have then taken this further by bringing in an expert or two with the aim of exploring the issue in depth. They state the club and managers statements and walk away without exploration. Shame.
The others that might be considered main stream are falling fast in numbers and its not hard to see why. First of all the biggest story in Scottish sport possibly the nation on a slow news day is not the headline and then when it is mentioned the spin angle is just blatantly apparent.
For instance ( and dont expect any links just visit real sports sites and let them die ) here are just a few examples of how they are wording this long overdue slap on the wrist,,,
“ Steven Gerrard admits he wasnt prepared for scale of Rangers bigotry problem “
“ Steven Gerrard reveals the Rangers religion shock factor he didnt see coming “
“ Gerrard urges fans to help Rangers progress “
They are clearly singing off the same hymn sheet and its crystal clear they intend to hide behind Stevies skirt and hold him up as a figurehead of heading in the right track.
Throw the nice reasonable guy front and forward as an example and keep the warts and all out of sight . Seen it coming a mile away .
Well I’ll call it for what is it,,, Stevie G is sportswashing them.
Something Qatar has had accusations of and Man City have seen it thrown at them.
Now its happening north of the border. Does he even know ? His advisors would best act now if they have any smarts. He’s become a legitimate front for bigotry.
Then we have the ultimate deflection,,one a politician would be proud of.
One of these spin merchants has went and blanked the main issue completely and announces,,
“ Rangers inform supporters of Ibrox closures with two sections affected “
Anyone reading this wouldnt even know illegal chanting took place , until you have read further !
The headline ignores the main issue eh ? Because the main issue isnt moved fans here .
Jabba may as well own that piece of shit rag , as they are clearly well onboard with him.
Please dont buy the rags everyone ,, events such as these should only reinforce that notion.
Then onto “ NoCommentgate “ (copyright)
The governing bodies pulled a head in the sand , three monkeys trick.
I would say can you believe it but of course you can.
And these are the same governing bodies that we have been trying to make headway against if believed . If true its clear we didnt win that war although as the old saying goes you cant win em all . But they remain an obstacle , maybe the biggest obstacle maybe not , to reform in the national sport. And of course they will have no intentions of change.
The surprise news they got stung outta “ the blue “ is welcome but Im not convinced we should be hanging our hats on Uefa growing a spine.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out anything Saint that comes across the horde will be abused in some way. The minnow St Joseph’s will have pointed out correctly to the foreign match delegate they are victims purely due to their name and perceived religious preference.
Something best left buried in history tbh.
But dont expect a soul with a conscience at their game’s especially once strings are pulled.
Then as pointed out by Jim the Tim the sneaky Huns must have known this was in the pipeline somehow and decided to try and get ahead of the game and possibly mitigate any further discipline by announcing the Open to All initiative merely days after these sectarian transgressions. Did they hear from headquarters an off message and unfriendly report had landed from an outlier they were not in control of ? Seems that way.
Hampden will bat away focus and every one with a stake in their dirty game will be praying theres not a mention of anything in the next few games reports as thats when whole stadiums get closed. Big pressure will come down to select the correct match delegate ,,, a decent chap only please will be the word. Dont think these next few will be left to chance somehow.
Keep an eye on who gets the nod and have they been there before ? If so it went well rest assured.
Snakes bellies couldnt get lower.
Soon we start getting our own house in order ,, then we go after the Sfa and the refs.
The bent bastards deserve everything they have coming .
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