The Sons Of Struth Football Academy are foaming at the mouth because Scottish Youth Football matches are going ahead this weekend, in a blatant and brazen demonstration of intolerance.
I’ve always said there is nothing quite so fascistic as this idea that we should all conform to one set of behavioural norms. God help these Peepul if that’s ever imposed on them.
These yahoos aren’t even hiding what they are about.
Their statement is appalling in its cynicism. It reeks of agenda setting, as you’ll see.
“Sons of Struth Football Academy are dismayed and greatly disappointed by the SYFAs two decisions regarding matches this weekend after the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Their first decision is to expect teams to play football this weekend despite the precedence set by the rest of Scottish football at every other level which is completely opposite our clubs view.
“This decision opposes our ethos of teaching children values such as respect and dignity. Their second decision isn’t even a proper decision. They have passed responsibility of deciding if clubs should show respect with a minute’s applause OR silence.
“We feel a body of this importance should be responsible for such decisions.”
Let’s start with the obvious, the idea that teams should not be “expected” to play football during the national period of shirt-rending and wailing at the monarch’s portrait on the wall.
For openers, nobody is saying they have to play, they can forfeit the matches if they genuinely feel that this is a point of principle or that their kids would be too traumatised by the death of a woman none of them have ever met and forgot existed for 364 days of the week.
This is parents, of course, bitterly trying to impose their tortured world view onto their kids, and that’s what we’re talking about here. They think we should all be forced to wallow in gloom, and their children’s enjoyment and pleasure be damned.
But the really insidious part, of course, is the part about the clubs being allowed to choose their own tribute. Therein lies the reeking stinking heart of this. They want clubs to be forced to impose silence on their fans because they want an excuse to climb onto the top of the shit-pile that passes for the high ground with them and crow when some don’t observe it.
She was supposed to embody all these values.
Ask them what values and I would guarantee you that one of them is freedom.
Some freedom when they call themselves subjects, of course, a contradiction that never seems to dawn on any of them when they get dressed up for Halloween in July to celebrate their “freedom from Rome.”
They are like this over the poppy as well, something else that used to be a voluntary thing, a private decision to pay respect and has now become a grotesque parody which is rammed down people’s throats like a chunk of asphalt.
What these Peepul want is North Korean like subservience, that and an excuse to indulge in their favourite past-time; pointing at people they hate and finding reasons to project themselves as the only enlightened folk in the country.
But their backward, redneck, right-wing, reactionary, intolerance shines through even in this.
The demand for a silence doesn’t even hide what it’s about; deep down these people don’t give a toss about the woman who just died.
As with so much else, this is simply an excuse for them to impose their “culture” on the rest of us.
I’ll be damned if I’m going to suffer that in silence.