An Ibrox fan forum – which I’m not going to name – has self-detonated with phony outrage at the announcement that no minute’s silence will take place tonight in Warsaw.
The announcement is less than an hour old.
The thread expressing disgust has already got three pages, over 100 replies and two thousand views.
It sums them up.
I said in a recent piece that these Peepul were more interested in how others respond to any tribute than they were in making one themselves. The news yesterday that UEFA won’t allow “the anthem” to be played is the one exception, sparking a ferocious response which I get the feeling is also as fake as powdered egg.
The outburst of anger over that seems more to be about picking a fight than it does about honouring the dead woman.
It’s not clear who made the decision, whether that was UEFA or if the clubs genuinely had an input it into it, and it’s not even clear why the clubs took the decision in the first place if they did.
I like to think that Celtic thought it crass and insensitive to ask Ukrainians to pay respect to some women most of them have only vaguely heard of whilst their country fights a war and civilians are dying along with their armed forces every day of the week.
It doesn’t take a genius to see why that might be a problem for the Donetsk team itself.
But these Peepul don’t want to hear that, and they don’t want to hear silence either. What they wanted to hear was booing. That’s all they care about, and more than 100 replies on their fan forum bears this out.
For what do they care otherwise?
This is the same forum, of course, where a child abuse thread started in March has over a thousand responses and runs to 25 pages at the time of writing this.
These are diseased individuals who get up in the morning with only hate on their minds.