Dundee have banned Daily Record journalists from Dens Park after their ‘on the brink’ headline this morning.
The Dark Blues released their financial statements for the last year yesterday, confirming a loss of £350,000, while sharing a target of getting 1,000 more fans through the door to get them into a breakeven position.
Their January sale of Jack Hendry to Celtic for £1.2million wasn’t included in the accounts, as they ended in May 2017.
But you’d expect the Dees to be in a much more comfortable position when it comes to releasing their 2018 financial results.
Still, the Daily Record went big with the Dundee results, running a ‘Dundee on the brink’ headline on their front page this morning:
— The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) March 3, 2018
That’s led to a strong reaction from the Scottish Premiership club, who released a statement this morning criticising it and confirming that reports from the newspaper will no longer be welcome at Dens Park.
In a statement via dundeefc.co.uk, the club said: “Upon seeing this mornings Daily Record front page the club were shocked to see an incredibly damaging and misleading headline regarding the Financial Statements for the year ending May 2017 which were released yesterday.
“To claim the club are “on the brink” is completely untrue and a bizarre spin on the statement released along with the accounts.
“The Board of Directors would like to reaffirm their commitment to the club which was highlighted in yesterday’s statement.
“We would also like to put on record that due to this ridiculous front page claim we will no longer welcome any reporters from the Daily Record or their sister publications to Dens Park for press conferences or to report on matches.”
That’s a bold move from Dundee and it will be interesting to see how long it lasts given the Record’s readership and place in Scottish football coverage.
Dundee fans – are you happy with this move?