Rangers supporters do not take well to losing. After the humbling loss to Hearts on Sunday, the internet exploded in conspiracy.
The night unraveled into potentially legitimate speculation about turmoil behind the scenes at Ibrox after the loss. At one point, word spread through Twitter that Ally McCoist had been sacked, or did he walk away? Everyone seemed to have a theory.
Those rumours was promptly diffused…but the Rangers management team has been dragged through a hurricane of doubt over their abilities to lead the team this season.
Rangers social media personality, Ibrox Loyal, got the ball rolling Sunday night…
Ibrox Loyal cites no sources & has a mixed track record with pronouncing speculation – but the reality is that he has over 25,000 followers on Facebook – so the story certainly got traction.
As word spread – the classic third hand news devolved into proclamations that McCoist had been sacked.
Wow! That was fast…yes, Rangers looked aimless & without forethought in their match against Hearts – but firing the boss after one league match would be astounding – even for this board. Of course, McCoist’s scapegoating the loss on the board’s best friend – Charles Green – did not go over well with anyone.
Interestingly enough, Ibrox Loyal took it upon himself to cool the jets of a speculation that was spiraling out of control thanks to the vast wilderness of social media.
Soon after, The Daily Record’s Keith Jackson message (or Tweet) on Twitter went a long way to verify the earlier reporting of Ibrox Loyal.
Jackson promised more details in his column to be published for Monday’s papers.
So there you go….a Rangers loss has turned into speculation spreading at a chaotic pace, followed by a well-timed plug to make sure to pick up a copy of the latest edition of a newspaper that hasn’t always been known for its balance in reporting on Rangers. Welcome to another season of Rangers football!
Ibrox Loyal’s last words on Sunday night encapsulate the somber mood that accompanies reporting on the club he clearly loves.
One of those nights bears! Too much going on, but none of us have a clue what that actually is, other than the manager’s not been sacked nor resigned!
Too much for this bear! Off to ma bed, hopefully wake up to good news in the morning, if it’s all silent in the morning, business as usual I presume!
Dream Blue! n’night!