Listening to the radio this lunchtime, the BBC Scotland news bulletin gave us an up to date on the current Premiership league situation concerning Aberdeen, who are in second place, playing at Pittodrie today against Ross County, and the chasing new team from Govan, Sevco, who despite having a bigger budget than their rivals are sitting six points behind the Dons, having played a game more.
These teams are obviously not the best in the league, as they are in a dogfight to be runners-up, but clearly are deemed more worthy of airtime than reigning Champions Celtic, who are on a 31 game unbeaten domestic run.
The Hoops are breaking all records before them, yet seem to be classed as an afterthought when it comes to sports reporting. Particularly from this station.
Their weeknight feature is hosted by resident bluenose Kenny MacIntyre, who claims one of his greatest achievements to be interviewing current Clyde manager Barry ‘Chuckle’ Ferguson, talking about his time at Broadwood no doubt…. Whether Kenny acted as an interpreter or not isn’t clear, but considering his brother Derek is also a regular on the station, I’m sure he’s had some practice.
The only blessing to be had from this blatant bias, is the hurt emanating from the host and pundits who are seething at the prospect of Celtic’s continued dominance. I think they better get used to it…