As if the news that professional footballer Gary Mackay-Steven was rescued from the River Kelvin in the early hours of Sunday morning suffering from hypothermia wasn’t bad enough, the media then switched the focus of the story three times in an hour this morning.
While driving to start my shift, the 7.00am news bulletin broadcast Aberdeen’s Gary-Mackay Steven was pulled from the River Kelvin yesterday. They said he was fine but didn’t elaborate too much.
Within a half hour the news headline had changed to Aberdeen and former Celtic player Gary Mackay-Steven. They didn’t mention Dundee United where he spent four years playing at all.
At this stage I could smell a rat, and listened to the next news bulletin.
This time the headline went straight for the jugular. Former Celtic player Gary Mackay-Steven was rescued from the River Kelvin in the early hours of Sunday morning. It then went on to say he had attended a nearby nightclub, but didn’t name the club.
There was NO mention of Aberdeen.
Which begs the question, why would any media outlet stoop so low as to change the narrative of the story to make the incident look as though a Celtic player is involved?
Maybe the club can asks for clarification.
*The most important thing here is Gary is alright. Regardless of the circumstances.