By Alan Duffy
After publicising the serialisation of a book telling the inside story of the collapse of Rangers FC, the Scottish Sun has now done a major about-turn and decided to drop the feature after their switchboard was inundated with complaints from angry Rangers fans.
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain, the writer of the book, entitled “Downfall – How Rangers FC Self-destructed”, was a well-respected journo who had managed to get very close to the shenanigans behind the financial disaster at Ibrox. The Scottish Sun saw the potential in serialising the book, but the level of anger aimed at the paper and Mac Giolla Bhain as soon as the serialisation was publicised, seemed to shock the powers-that-be at the Sun.
The original piece publicising the forthcoming serialisation
Rather than ride the storm, the Scottish Sun promptly decided to pull the whole serialisation, claiming that they had done so after reading one of Mac Giolla Bhain’s blogs, which they claimed was overly offensive and sectarian. The blog in question, which you can read here, is a rather broad satirical piece on