Keith Jackson’s Dundee gaffe – Apparently Celtic trail Rangers by two points

Keith Jackson at Daily Record has been left with egg on his face after reporting this afternoon that theRangers had gone top of the league and two points ahead of Celtic after their win against Dundee at Dens Park…then the game was postponed around four hours before kick-off! 

In an article posted at 14:58 on Wednesday, Jackson claimed that theRangers had won their game against Dundee at Dens Park to open up a two point lead at the top of the table. Within an hour of the article surfacing, referee Don Robertson had deemed that Dundee’s surface was unplayable and the game was postponed for a second time. The SPFL confirmed that the game will now take place next Wednesday night at Dens Park (17 April) but you wonder why Dundee should be too bothered given the outcome is already pre-determined!

Jackson’s article currently remains live on the Daily Record website, but has just been amended. Luckily a screenshot was snapped showing just how Jackson totally dismissed Tony Docherty’s side’s chances in an article that was presumably meant to be published tomorrow.


The article starts with a reference to the interview posted on Celtic TV this afternoon with Brendan Rodgers where he talks about the close finish to the Premier League campaign during his time at Liverpool, and how he can use that for inspiration this time around with Celtic.

Jackson was recently part of a written mainstream group who were given an off the record tactical briefing by Brendan Rodgers at Lennoxtown, only for Jackson to report on this, much to the annoyance of the Celtic manager.

The way the media schedule works ahead of a match is that if it’s a game that will be shown on Sky Sports then the broadcaster gets a one-on-one with the manager. The broadcast media together with the fan media are next and that is followed by the written media with the Sunday papers getting some content for themselves.


Those later opportunities for the written media have been withdrawn in recent weeks with Jackson hardly the flavour of the month with his fellow hacks, given they have suffered significantly as a result of Jackson’s bad faith in breaching the confidential agreement.

It is worth noting that the hacks had to instead join the broadcast/fan media conference ahead of the Glasgow Derby at the weekend and actually that worked better for Celtic TV as the overall conference was better than many of the recent ones this season.

In the aftermath to the Glasgow Derby, Celtic spoke to Scottish Sun, the Record’s arch-rival redtop, regarding the two statements on John Kennedy being hit by coins and then Matt O’Riley being targeted with a bottle thrown onto the Ibrox pitch after he scored Celtic’s second goal of the afternoon.

The latest incident brings ridicule Keith Jackson’s way and also demonstrates his own pro-Rangers bias, something we all knew anyway.

Here’s what Jackson wrote

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  1. John Copeland on

    Is that the same Keith Jackson of the daily Record who self titles himself as “Scotland’s Most Influential Columnist ” ? Ah … Scotland’ s Champion !