In recent years the name of Jock Stein has been dragged through the mud by elements of the Rangers support. But at no point have any Rangers players resorted to lowering themselves – until now.
Lisa Swanson aka @Swanny_10 tweeted the vile and sickening words ‘Big Jock Knew’ just before the Scottish Cup tie between Celtic and Rangers at Ibrox kicked off.
When we challenged her over her comments, she stated, “lol its just banter before the big game.”
I wonder if Rangers FC would see it as ‘just banter’ certainly this sick and vile chant should not come from a footballer, even if she is not as high-profile as her male counterparts.
She did soon after tweet, “well sorry if it offended you #wearethepeople.”
If Ryan Babel and potentially Jack Wilshere are taken to task over their comments, then Rangers should do the same to Lisa Swanson for her comments should they not?
Her comments pander to the bigoted element within the Rangers support, such as @redhandmick, who tweeted back, “well said Swanny FTP!” and a few other choice words aimed at Celtic manager Neil Lennon. And who then called on ‘All Good Bears’ to take a look at us, for taking Swanson to task over her comments.
Lisa Swanson later contacted us directly to issue an apology, “sorry for writing big jock knew, it was wrong to do that and sorry if it offended you or anyone else. I’m just a Rangers fan who loves Rangers and hate to see when people speak bad about us and I dealt with it the wrong way, sorry again. I just got wound up by celtic fans before the game and took it out on twitter, I didn’t mean anything bad by it.”
It seems that Lisa Swanson’s twitter page has now been deleted.