Thank you to Joe McHugh of VideoCelts for bringing to my attention a story that otherwise would have passed me by.
Earlier today I wrote about Souness and his contention that Ibrox can still mount a real challenge for this title. He’s essentially right, but where he sounds like an idiot, where so many others do, is to think that what their club does actually matters.
It only matters what we do. We have the nine point lead. It’s ours to lose.
Yet Souness has come up with a bizarre theory as to why we’re nine points clear, and it’s one that is grossly at odds with truth and fact and reality. Yet he was allowed to propagate this “theory” on the radio without anybody bothering to challenge it.
He claims that had certain VAR decisions gone against us – which he says went in our favour – that the league table might look different. He was not asked to defend that claim by citing a single example. Everyone who heard it must have known that he was talking utter bollocks. Why did none of them bother to put him on the spot?
What is it with the BBC? Is the sports desk staffed by gutless wonders or does Souness still hold some dark fascination for them? How can a guy who more and more sounds like someone whose marbles are slipping command such respect that he basically tell an outright lie, and which all in the room would have known was a lie, and get away with it?
The Scottish Sun, which reported these idiotic remarks, reckons that Souness’ comments are “fascinating.” They aren’t. They are nonsensical. They are garbage. They are factually incorrect and biased to a fare thee well. The Sun is allowed to ignore that and that newspaper is a rag with a very shaky relationship with truth and fact anyway.
But the national broadcaster should not be allowing someone to lie on its airwaves, not unchallenged, not without consequence. How many times must we go over this? Their reason for existing is to deliver an unspun version of events, and instead the place is filled to the rafters with people who have connections to one club.
Souness has spent the past two months making wild, aggressive, un-necessary statements against our club. This is not a secret, every single one of us has written about it. The BBC basically brought him on and gave him their megaphone to do it, and this is the result.
I am absolutely through with the national broadcaster. The license fee is going to go, for sure, and then we’ll no longer have to pay for that joke of an organisation. I personally will hold Sports Scotland partially responsible for that.