Rangers FC’s director of communications, James Traynor, has issued a warning to the mainstream media against ‘maligning the club at every opportunity.
Referring to the clubs recent demotion to the third division, Traynor wrote in an opinion piece titled ‘Remember Sporting Integrity?’: “This club accepted their sanctions and moved on but too many others have been unable to do the same. They continue their assaults and while the deranged, who are using social media sites as conduits for their twisted agendas, should be ignored there are more than a few in the mainstream [media] still maligning the club at every opportunity.
“In a BBC radio debate last Saturday night, one pundit, in a matter-of-fact manner, said [chief executive] Charles Green speaks with ‘forked tongue.’ No attempt to explain or justify the statement, just as no explanation was offered when another radio voice claimed there was a dishonesty about Walter Smith when he went public with a late bid for the club.
“Word of advice gentlemen. From now on be very careful when talking or writing about this club.
“To paraphrase something said about another club, Rangers will not be treated less than others. And although there is no desire to pick fights, be assured that no one will attack Rangers with impunity.”