Tonight, Celtic social media is slamming The Daily Record, and deservedly so, over its latest gutter headline.
It is about our third new signing, Reo Hatate.
Their scummy headline reads “Reo Hatate breaks Celtic transfer silence as he delivers brutally honest ‘culture shock’ prediction.”
It is one of the most egregious examples of misrepresentation I’ve seen in a while.
Now let’s be clear; this isn’t a misquote. It’s a misrepresentation. It’s taken from a post on Instagram, in English, from a player who doesn’t have English as a first language.
“Playing abroad is one of my dreams. I think I will have a hard time with football, personal life, language, food and so on.” That’s what he said. Not exactly alien emotions for someone moving to a foreign country, but as he says it’s one of his dreams.
And he will not be a stranger in a strange land either; we now have a growing wee Japanese community at Celtic Park, so the transition will obviously be much easier than it would otherwise have been.
I think it’s a mistranslation.
I think that’s obvious, and I am fairly certain that The Record knows that it’s probably a mistranslation.
It is certainly a gross misrepresentation. The player has moved to play for a manager he knows, to play alongside fellow Japanese at a club which will be exceptionally welcoming to him.
He will be part of the Celtic Family before he knows it; indeed, he already is.
Yet The Record has chosen to represent him in that headline and in the article that follows as a fish out of water, already scared to death, and convinced he won’t hack it. It is a disgraceful headline and a piece of trolling through the gutter.
And it is being widely slammed by our supporters, including some of the blogs, who recognise it for exactly what it is, and I am pleased that they have done so.
The press is going to use every underhanded tactic that it can to undermine these guys right from Day One.
But our fans are already wise to it, and they will not let it happen.
Sophie Johnstone says:
January 4, 2022 at 8:18 pm
scouse bhoy says:
January 4, 2022 at 8:24 pm
Johnny mcglinchey says:
January 4, 2022 at 8:35 pm
Jim nash says:
January 4, 2022 at 8:39 pm
January 4, 2022 at 8:55 pm
January 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm
January 5, 2022 at 9:33 am
Oh how we mocked the guy at Ange’s original fan presser,when he said these people are not our friends.they have proved they are quick to misrepresent our club at every turn
scottish sports media scotlands gutless shame.
Dirty orange diseased masonic orange bastards. HH
All Tim’s should stop buying their paper NOW
This kind of thing shows us the true level of their fear right now. Their objective here is as obvious their deliberate misinterpretation of tweet written in imperfect English; to try and undermine our confidence, to make us doubt the boy before he’s even kicked a ball, but as James says, we know their game. And it is utterly pathetic.
This is also a form of lashing out in frustration because the one prospect to come through from their academy that might have done a job for them has just been flogged for a lot less than they’re being allowed to tell their fellow scumbags I mean bears.
They know that without the help of the Brethren In Black their fave team would be nowhere near the top of the league, and that the derby games will be crucial. They accuse us of keeching it but the truth is they know if we have a even close to full strength team they are in for an absolute battering…I can’t wait.
Surely not to many celtic fans read their crap.
I do appreciate you informing us us of said crap.
See if any of our Japanese contingent are struggling with the food side of things, I am quite happy to take them to Ichiban on Queen St for a slap up Bento Box. Having worked and lived in Japan myself, I know it is quality grub. In fact, all you Celtic Bloggers out there should give it a go if you haven’t already.
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