A post on the Facebook account of Rangers’ new PR guru referred to the home of rivals Celtic as “the piggery”.

David Graham’s appointment has caused a storm on social media and beyond, with critics from inside and outside the club questioning whether a DUP councillor and senior Orangeman is the right person to represent Rangers in 2020.

The Record previously exposed a video of Graham urging fans to maintain a Loyalist “No surrender” stance.

The latest controversy surrounds a post from 2011, which refers to a YouTube video about the Rangers debut of former star Mark Walters.

The post, on Graham’s “Meharg Davy” Facebook page, stated: “Nothing changes at the piggery.”

Celtic FC is understood to regard the word as grossly offensive.

Rangers’ new PR chief David Graham has come under fire after dubbing Celtic Park ‘the piggery’

A Rangers fan who contacted the Record about the post said he was disgusted that such a high-ranking and influential fan should even think in such a way.

The fan said: “Piggery is a word that is known to be used among the sectarian minority of fans and would never be used by modern and decent-thinking supporters.

“It’s used in a hateful way and the guy running PR shouldn’t be hanging on to such nasty old values.”

Rangers’ appointment of David Graham as head of communications has caused a storm on social media and beyond

In the video that emerged earlier, Graham stated: “The Union is still here and the Union is still strong because of our fighting spirit.

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“It’s very easy as Rangers fans, and it’s very easy as Unionists and Loyalists, to take the flak and lie down but our cry has been, since 1668, and it always will be, ‘No surrender.’”

The post on Graham’s now deleted “Meharg Davy” Facebook page calling Celtic Park “the piggery”

Despite the video, Graham said in a radio interview that Rangers are open to everyone and there is no reason why they “cannot be a 21st century club for 21st century people”.

He added: “The future includes everyone, irrespective of sexual orientation, religious background or cultural affiliation.

David Graham gives a speech about Unionism while wearing a Rangers shirt

“Rangers is proud to be a modern, diverse football club.”

The new PR chief’s father-in-law, Michael Herbert, is of the Jewish faith.

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The Record contacted Rangers FC and Graham for comment. No one got back to us.

The Facebook page had been deleted last night.





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