Rangers insider calls Union Bears ‘riot’ story ‘nonsense’
A prominent Rangers insider scored a Daily check-in story that claimed the Union Bears threatened police with a “riot” on trophy day as “total nonsense.”
Heart & Hand Host David Edgar has not failed to target the newspaper which continues to tie negative stories to Rangers and club supporters.
In this particular room, the record cites Police Scotland communications with the Scottish government claiming:
“The at-risk Ranger group known as the Union Bears have asked police to facilitate a mass motorcade threatening a ‘riot’ if this request is not granted.
“The request was denied and the engagement continued.”
Edgar thinks this was poorly framed by the record and called the suggestion “offensive”, adding that it was done to “slander” Rangers supporters.
“There is a story today (12/07/21) in the daily record, and I know what you’re thinking, ‘enough said’ but still, ”Edgar said.
“The headline reads” Rangers Union Bears Threatened Cops With ‘Riot’ If Title Celebration March In Glasgow Stalled “.
“This is not what happened; the Union Bears simply pointed out that it was better to have an organized procession rather than having thousands of people going out to do their own thing.
“It was common sense and for it to be presented three months later the way it is presented is just a lie.
“You can have your opinion on the Union Bears, I don’t care. But they didn’t, in fact their behavior that day was exemplary.
“They led the crowd – the reason we haven’t seen any video of this non-stop sectarian chant is because there wasn’t any.
“It was positive, pro-Ranger stuff and the idea that they said ‘we’re going to riot if you don’t do this’ is nonsense, it didn’t happen.
“What they said was ‘look, there’s more risk of risk if people are alone,’ which makes eminently sensible sense to me.
“When a group went out of their way to make it more positive and fully engage with the club and the police – and I know that for a fact, because I’ve been in some meetings with them – and then be painted as if they had been going demanding things and were thugs about it is absolute BS
“It’s offensive, it’s made to slander them, it’s made to slander Rangers supporters, and if anyone read that and thought it was – and like I say, I do.” know by interacting in meetings – it didn’t happen that way. way, he didn’t.
The comments come at a time when Rangers have reportedly billed the media for the privilege of working with club Ibrox this season.
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