This has been a surreal year for BBC Sports Scotland, one in which the native biases at the broadcaster have become so obvious that even its supposed “neutrals” no longer hide them from the public gaze but boast about them on Twitter.
Nowhere else outside of Ibrox, even accounting for the rest of the mainstream media, can you find so many of the idiot sons who played at that ground in employment, legitimising the most gormless opinions and giving careers to people who would otherwise be picking up litter. BBC Sports Scotland has become like a bad satire on itself.
When I heard they were doing a show dedicated to Celtic’s title win I said that it was about time and especially since they did the same for Ibrox last year. At the time of writing this piece I have yet to see even one minute of the show; I intend to watch it this morning, probably around the time some of you are reading this article on it.
But also as soon as it finished last night, I started getting messages.
The first one didn’t get my attention much. It was from someone who said that the show was outright unbelievable and could not have talked about the Ibrox club more if it tried. One person’s opinion is always easy to dismiss but the next message said “Why didn’t they just call it ‘How Ibrox lost the league’ since that’s what most of it was about?”
That was much harder to dismiss, because it’s one of the narratives that some on the BBC have been pushing all season long.
“What the Hell was Kenny Miller doing on a show about Celtic?” the next message read, and it too suggested it was an Ibrox love-a-thon which just so happened to mention us a few times. “What does the Scottish semi-final have to do with Celtic winning the league?” was what someone else asked me. And the Europa League Final?
If this show is even half as bad as people have told me that it is then it stinks like a fish-farm at low tide. If it’s anywhere near as bad then it’s an outright scandal, the BBC doing pro-Sevco spin when they are supposed to be focussed on us.
Ibrox did not “lose the league.” It was won by Celtic on a storming 32 game unbeaten run, which blew away the competition. We beat the Ibrox club at home, we beat them at their house. We took seven points off them out of twelve and won the title with room to spare after a start which saw us lose three times in the opening six games.
No team has ever deserved a title more.
No title has ever been sweeter.
All the BBC had to do here was focus on Celtic, only on Celtic, and tell the story about how we put that run together, how the signings gelled, how it all clicked into place … that’s a simple enough story to tell, and the one that our club deserves after that incredible debut campaign from Ange and the players.
And if they have screwed that up to make excuses for Ibrox, to paint a false narrative, to claim that the glory was somehow shared equally between the two Glasgow teams or anything at all in that vein then they deserve every bit of criticism and odium and fury that is unleashed on them by this support, which is absolutely sick and tired of the bias of that organisation, bias that does not even wear a mask of disguise any longer.
When I’m done watching it, I’ll write a proper review … but let me tell you, I am not longer looking forward to seeing this.
It sounds like it was a disgrace.