Earlier this week, Ally McCoist lodged a complaint against the BBC Mad Men style opening sequence which depicted McCoist falling out of an Ibrox window to the ground. He also complained about BBC Radio Scotland’s satirical football magazine Off the Ball’s sketch entitled ‘Super Ally or Fat Sally’ which asked fans whether they still backed the Rangers FC manager.
However, it has now been revealed that following the incidents McCoist took the decision to ban the BBC from attending a press conference at Murray Park yesterday, 29 September.
At the conference McCoist said: “I would have thought that in the current climate what was screened would have to be, at the very, very best, tasteless and inappropriate.
“Look at the newspaper front pages in the last couple of days and the stories about those two young girls,” said McCoist, referring to the news that Sammy Joe McGeachy, and Catherine Bradley, both 17, had committed suicide days apart from their home at the Blue Triangle housing unit in Dunbartonshire.
“I was very, very disappointed. But I’m probably more disappointed we haven’t heard anything back from BBC Scotland since we emailed them 24 hours ago,” he continued.
A BBC spokesman said they had replied to Rangers’ email on the morning of 28 September, and would give no further comment further on the ban.