FOLLOWING the news that Swindon Town chairman and owner Lee Power has banned the Swindon Advertiser from attending press conferences and reporting on matches at the County Ground, our social network and online channels have been inundated by fans debating the decision.
Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead Tweeted that striker Nile Ranger was in the team to play Peterborough United at the County Ground on Saturday at 1.15pm – 45 minutes before the team sheets were handed to match officials.
The reporter Tweeted the information after seeing a Tweet by fan Daniel Hunt who had photographed Ranger’s shirt hanging in the dressing room during a pre-match tour of the ground at 12.30pm.
Power believes that Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson saw our man's Tweet and changed their team accordingly.
Ranger scored in a 2-1 win and it later emerged that th striker himself had told his 13,198 followers on Instagram that he was back in the team at 1.32pm, half an hour before the team sheets were handed in.
The ban means that Adver staff won’t be privy to pre and post-match interviews with players and staff or be able to watch games from the press box at the County Ground.
Now we ask our readers if Power is right to ban the Adver from the club? Please vote and leave your thoughts in the comments section.