In Defence Of Big John Hartson.

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When Carly Simon wrote “You’re So Vain” she made sure to put in the chorus “I bet you think this song is about you.”

What a dig. It might be the supreme one of all time, a savage assault on the target so great that even his moment of recognition only increased the force of it.

That takes a sublime talent. And it takes a sublime ego on the other side.

I neither have Carly Simon’s talent nor regard the ego on the other end of this as particularly sublime.

I have no intention of using his name.

He will recognise himself just as others will recognise him in it. He wants publicity, and he’s assured it but I will give it to him in only the most limited sense, the way Simon did, as an insult and expression of contempt.

Tonight there are articles about this small fraction of a man launching a broadside against John Hartson for being biased, and for pretending to be a Celtic man in spite of not having been born into that faith.

I have news for this clown; nobody ever is.

Celtic comes to you, or you to it. You wouldn’t recognise that, as you kick with the other foot.

For such a proven Ibrox lickspittle, such a craven, simpering, crawling, fawning, gushing fan-boy of that club to have a go at anyone on the basis of bias would be hilarious if it was not so desperate.

All this guy’s behaviour here amounts to is a pathetic rattling on the bars for attention, the wailing of a toddler not getting his or her own way, a temper-tantrum had in public for the purposes of getting a toy or a sweetie.

Well he deserves this spank on the arse for it.

I have had dealings with this prancing clown before.

During one of his other shameless grabs at attention and self-promotion he made a prediction that was so obviously stone stupid that I very publicly asked him to put his money where his mouth was; obviously he bottled it.

Obviously because that’s what he is, a keyboard warrior launching barbs and fishing whilst hoping nobody calls him out.

But he was, and is, a pathetic coward, and he proved it.

The braying sheep of the Ibrox forums and sites love him, of course.

He is “one of their own.”

When you consider that he is a simple minded gutless wonder that’s not the compliment they evidently believe it to be. As they themselves are largely dumber than the proverbial box of rocks it truly is a case of being damned with faint praise.

Regardless, Hartson is a better man and has certainly carved out the media career that this loon believed he was entitled to. So there is an element of personal and professional jealousy here which has to be recognised and acknowledged.

Of course, there ought to be a much deeper consideration for someone like this, someone who sees Hartson’s success inside the mainstream whilst he wails outside looking up at the full moon.

Hartson is clearly articulate and intelligent and great at what he does; more worryingly for our spineless subject, Kris Boyd is none of those things and he somehow managed to get inside the circle.

And when you hail from a Follow Follow background and can’t even get a job in an industry where that preening, smirking halfwit is on Sky every other week … yeah, I can understand why you might be bitter, why you might lash out and why you carry such a chip on your shoulder and a smothering sense of inferiority.

It’s the one part of you that is self-aware.

Embrace it. Accept it.

Then one day, my foolish friend, you might even find that self-affirmation you clearly crave.

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  • Tony B says:

    The fanny to which you refer has a history of going Tonto when he sees someone wearing the Hoops at sporting occasions on TV, e.g. The Masters golf a couple of years ago.

    This appears to infuriate him due no doubt to his massive inferiority complex as a Fearts fan and wannabe hun. This fud has a chip on both shoulders, and Celtic lives rent free in his head.

    Pathetic and hilarious at the same time.

  • Peterbrady says:

    Who is this vermin you are talking about so I can personally give him a lead implant behind the ear

  • Steven Redmond says:

    C&#ts like him don’t deserve the oxygen for their crap. Desperate attention seeker – like so many they take the cheap shot easy route and have a go at Celtic in whatever shape or form they can. Total clown shoe

  • Johnny Green says:

    I had never heard of Ewan Cameron until tonight, so why bother about this nonentity?

  • Nick66 says:

    Big Bad John. Says what he says without fear or favour. He says what he says and I’m sure stands by it. I respect JH, I sure as hell don’t respect idiotic “shock jocks” like Ewan C. Celtic as a club are better because of ex players like JH speaking their minds whether you agree or not. I know where my loyalty lies in this case.

  • Effarr says:

    Replace the name Hartson with Hateley and it makes it a good article.


  • harold shand says:

    He was the guy at school that hovered around the bad lot and laughed at all their jokes

    Then went round to the Headmasters office and grassed on them for smoking

  • Starman says:

    Schnivelling wee Cunt Camerhun!! Odious wee PRIK wid get LEATHERED had he the baws tae be anywhere near a Celtic Fan! Sadly as he’s a wee Fanny nae chance ae that BAWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • Gerry Morrow says:

    Excellently put

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