Aberdeen have been handed an apology by Sky Sports after a clip used to preview the Dons’ weekend match with Celtic.
Derek McInnes’ side put in a valiant performance as they drew 3-3 with Celtic at Pittodrie. But chairman Dave Cormack was unhappy with how match broadcasters Sky had promoted the match.
Prior to kick-off, they posted a clip to Twitter showcasing 22 goals Celtic had scored in consecutive victories away to Pittodrie prior to this meeting. It sparked anger from the Dons.
Many felt it was even disrespectful to the wider community within Scottish football outside Celtic and Rangers. Aberdeen chairman Cormack demanded an apology from the broadcaster after seeing it.
In the end he’s got one after a lengthy online call with Sky Sports Director of Football Gary Hughes about this clip. The pair have now released a joint-statement detailing that they have held in-depth discussions about this piece.
“Aberdeen FC chairman Dave Cormack and Sky Sports Director of Football Gary Hughes held an open, constructive, and positive Zoom conversation this evening about yesterday’s tweet and the concerns raised by Aberdeen,” it reads.
“While the tweet was part of a number of features within an hour long build-up and not intended to be used in isolation, Sky unreservedly apologised for any offence the tweet caused to Aberdeen and their fans.
“The apology has been accepted by the club. Sky Sports also outlined its plans and ambitions for the future of Scottish football and will work with Aberdeen to deliver these over the period of the exclusive contract with the SPFL.”