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Blair Meikle Article in The Sun

Club 1872 has today written to the Editor of the Scottish Sun, Alan Muir, seeking an explanation and retraction for a false story written by Blair Meikle which appeared online yesterday.

In his haste to paint Rangers supporters in a bad light, Mr Meikle failed to carry out even the most basic of fact checks before claiming a Rangers supporter had made abusive online comments about our charity partner Autism Scotland. The Twitter account in question was not that of a Rangers supporter and it had in fact made offensive comments about the Ibrox disaster.

We have suggested that after retracting the story and publicly apologising, the Scottish Sun should make a donation to Autism Scotland by way of reparation for this false and damaging story.

We applaud the Rangers Charity Foundation for their excellent work with Autism Scotland and commend the work and fundraising of the Rangers support in creating pioneering facilities for autistic supporters at Ibrox.

UPDATED at 14.39 on 10th April 2017 – Club 1872 received a prompt response from The Sun and the story has now been removed. We will continue dialogue with them on how it appeared to begin with and any further remedial action.

 

 

Issued by Supporters Voice Limited, a Club 1872 company

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