|Name Graham Spiers|
|Books Paul Le Guen: Enigma : a Chronicle of Trauma and Turmoil at Rangers|
Education University of St Andrews
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Graham Spiers is a Scottish sports journalist who wrote for the Scottish edition of The Times newspaper between 2007 and 2011. He has won Scotland's Sports Journalist of the Year award four times.
Spiers attended the University of St Andrews. He previously worked as chief sportswriter at The Herald from 2001 to 2007. He was a regular pundit on the Scottish television football highlights show Scotsport, shown on STV, before the show ended in November 2007. He also appears frequently on Clyde 1's football show Super ScoreBoard, and Setanta Sports' Press Box.
He was brought up as a Rangers fan, but has been a prominent critic of Rangers club leadership and supporters, highlighting many incidents of racism and sectarianism.
In September 2008, Spiers wrote "For years now Celtic Park – unlike Ibrox – has been largely free of sectarian or racist chanting." In the aftermath of the 2008 UEFA Cup Final riots Spiers called Rangers "a club with poison at its core." In June 2013 Spiers expressed his own view that the Rangers club which reformed in the lower divisions after the original club's 2012 liquidation was a new club rather than a direct continuation of the liquidated club.
In 2007, Random House published his book, L'Enigma - A Chronicle of Trauma and Turmoil at Rangers (ISBN 1-84596-291-5) on Paul Le Guen's short tenure as the manager of Rangers. In the same year he also contributed a chapter to the book It's Rangers for me?
Spiers was sacked as a columnist from The Herald in January 2016. This was after Spiers wrote criticising Rangers stance on sectarianism. Spiers wrote an article alleging that an unnamed Rangers director praised "The Billy Boys", a sectarian song. The Herald were asked to back up these claims, but Spiers failed to provide a source. Columnist Angela Haggerty of The Herald's sister paper, The Sunday Herald, was also sacked after she supported Spiers on Twitter.