Managers in live games broadcast on the channel usually speak pre and post-match, but that wasn’t the case in the Highlands as Warburton failed to show for a chat with Eilidh Barbour.
BT made no mention of it before kick-off, but Darrell Currie did say that the Gers manager had refused to speak ahead of it and looked like he would do the same afterwards.
Chris Sutton supported that claim when tweeting after Rangers’ 1-0 victory over Inverness:
.@btsportfootball Good performance from Rangers tonight! Disappointing for Rangers fans not to hear from Mark Warbuton pre and post match⚽️
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) October 14, 2016
This comes days after Warburton walked out of his press conference for the game early – in an incident which led to a lot of headlines.
He was faced with repeated questions about Joey Barton’s situation despite saying that he wouldn’t be issuing a comment about it.
That led to Jim Traynor – taking care of PR for the club – telling a reporter to show some respect for the manager before pulling his manager out of the press briefing early.
It’s not clear why Warburton decided not to talk to BT Sport tonight, but the situation should become clearer over the coming days, if not then definitely ahead of Rangers’ Betfred Cup semi-final clash with Celtic next weekend.
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