THE TIMES OF LONDON used to be an authoritative voice in journalism, respected the world over. Their Scottish edition recently embarrassed the profession with their nonsense story about HMRC getting their sums wrong in the Rangers Tax Case that ended in liquidation for the original Ibrox club. In fact the tax man decided against defending a case from BDO the club’s liquidators because there was no money in the pot. It would have been a case of throwing good money after bad.
The top man at HMRC even took the highly unusual step of issuing a statement slapping down The Times for their inaccurate report.
So after that humiliation you’d think that they’d try to up their game. Maybe it was the disappointment in the way things panned out last night but the headline in The Times regarding Scott Brown’s dramatic winner against Hamilton last night is another huge embarrassment for this once respected newspaper.
“Craig Brown leaves it late to rescue champions Celtic” The Times headline states and this was never going to go unnoticed on social media.
“Utterly embarrassing from @magnusllewellin and his bunch of amateurs…”
— Slimshady (@Slimshady1961) December 5, 2019
“Confusing an old man who sings the Sash with an old man who leaves the Sash in tatters…”
— 🇮🇪ˢᶜ32ᴵᴱ🇮🇪 (@sc32ie) December 5, 2019
“I think that wins the internet today…”
Brogan Rogan Trevino also had his say: “Here you are Ladies and Gentlemen. I give you
@thetimes – a reliable source of news, information and comment. Every headline, every word, is checked for veracity and accuracy. You won’t get any plainly wrong or inaccurate news reporting from
@thetimes oh no! It has standards ….”
Here you are Ladies and Gentlemen. I give you @thetimes – a reliable source of news, information and comment. Every headline, every word, is checked for veracity and accuracy. You won't get any plainly wrong or inaccurate news reporting from @thetimes oh no! It has standards …. https://t.co/T1d0aRKJ7X
— Brogan Rogan Trevino (@BroganRoganTrev) December 5, 2019
Here’s SCOTT Brown celebrating his late winner last night…
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 5, 2019
ALSO TODAY ON THE CELTIC STAR…
DON’T MISS OUR COVERAGE FROM LAST NIGHT MATCH…
David Potter and the President of Albania give their post match thoughts HERE.
Sandman’s Player Ratings are simply UNMISSABLE this morning. Laugh out loud HERE.
Watch the moment Scott Brown takes advantage of Steve Gerrard’s latest slip HERE.
Niall J’s post match opinion is well worth a read – see HERE.
And my own match report, another Scott Brown Won the League moment…see HERE.