St Mirren Take The Sensible Approach For Their Celtic Game “Tribute”.

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Wonders will never cease.

There is sanity in the land after all, and it comes from a fellow Scottish club.

St Mirren have today decided that they will hold a minute’s applause for the dead monarch instead of a minute’s silence. There will be no moribund atmosphere, no anthem playing in the background, no display of uber-staunch.

I still expect that the media and our enemies will find something to moan about. It was ever thus. I also expect that the Usual Suspects amongst our support will find something to rage at the Green Brigade for. What these people fail to grasp is that those who hate Celtic don’t need an excuse to do so, and they would invent them if none were available.

The forums of Ibrox will go apoplectic as a result of this announcement and they will pour their hatred onto ourselves and the home club with equal vitriol. That’s okay. As you’ll have seen from this morning’s piece, it’s all these folk know how to do.

This national farce is almost over.

Once she’s in the ground we can dispense with all of the nonsense that has filled the last seven days, and the world will move on.

Unless, of course, there is some national campaign to have the anniversary turned into an annual display of grotesque right-wing drum banging in the way the whole poppy debacle is.

I would not rule that out. If the Daily Mail and those other right-wing rags had their way, we would have another month of this. They are probably planning for their Day For Boris as well.

But for the most part, come Monday this will all be old news.

The important thing is that Celtic still has its five point lead at the top of the SPFL.

That’s what matters here, and it’s all that’s ever mattered.

Well done to St Mirren though for not giving in to the mob.

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  • S Thomas says:

    That’s a good shout that, well done St Mirren. Here’s another 1, make sure fans are not allowed banners in to the game either, or to be checked beforehand, that way, it will all be about the hoops playing on the park, and not the nonsense off it. Can’t wait till next week, were we can actually concentrate on the hoops going for a title.

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    Already and probably because of the St. Mirren decision, we’ve a clearly ragin graeme young of the DR, tryin his best tae put the Celtic support in a bad light. This arsehole, who’s came away wi some real unbelievable pro-ibrox hyperbole and shite in recent times btw, now draggin this simon jordan in tae have a go at us. The part that gets me, is where he’s sayin that the celtic heirachy should be condemning the fans. As if our owners are the only ones. As if the ibrox directors ‘call out’ the sheer and utter bile from their own support eh ! Sly as fuck from young and ye expect nothin less from a ferret like him. Sounds like its REALLY buggin him, ah hope so.

  • MarkE says:

    I see one guy, Simon Jordan of talksport, mentioned banning the club from Europe over this; many would love that!

    In a sensible world, one in which UEFA exist in, it’ll be a fine for abusive language.

    Maybe in future, try and be a bit more clever with wording on banners if using them to make a point, use language thats open to interpretation and not going to get the club in trouble

  • Scud Missile says:

    Tomorrow fish&chips newspaper wrapper.

  • SSMPM says:

    Not even caring about the hun mix of love and hate emotions, simply enjoying the hypocrisy of their anger. Ignoring their divisive behaviour is very satisfying. Really enjoyed Warsaw and Celtic’s performance if not the result we deserved.
    Well done to St Mirren for their approach though obviously would have preferred no tribute at all. Best thing I can think off is to go to Paisley and win. Our talking needs to continue to be made on the park, there’s no better way to maintain their anger at a peak pitch level

  • Cyril Donohoe says:

    People have a right to protest if they so wish,no need to hide behind the curtain

  • Saulgoodman says:

    Always was a minutes applause was it not ? Ever since hearts fans failed to observe silence for the Holy father , I could be wrong but I know I’m right .

  • Denis Burns says:

    Hi James, there is a comment I disagree with in your article. ” this national farce is almost over” IF ONLY! Poppy Day is just around the corner. Did I say Poppy Day, what an idiot I am. Poppy month is just around the corner. Remember the wearing of a poppy is OBLIGATORY in our free society. Our soldiers died for this freedom so wear it or else. God bless the people who gave their lives to be free of the British Empire.

    • peter cassidy says:

      what’s is the banners got to do with football will just give our club trouble if you dont like the crown and its system what has this got do with football likely fans getting banned traveling to Europe away matches or closing parkhead for matches keep politics out of football it will not end well for our club.

  • Pan says:

    I would like to see the end of the monarchy, however,
    the St Mirren club has given everyone a chance here.
    Those who support the monarchy can clap for a minute.
    Those who do not support the monarchy can refrain from clapping. That would be ideal and would be respectful.

    There is no need for chanting any obscenities. Please represent your club appropriately. Take part or refrain. That gives everyone the chance to show their feelings without abuse.

    If instead it was a minute’s silence, I would simply stay out of the playing area until the silence was over and then come in an take my seat. This is a much more honourable way of showing that you do not agree and also much more effective. For heaven’s sake, don’t behave like the zombies. We should be above all that.

  • Effarr says:

    I wonder what they would say if Celtic played the symphony or prayer De Profundus in honour of the Queen. Any negatives from them would show up their bigotry.

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  • Droopy McCool says:

    As a “Usual Suspect” who disagrees with a lot of what the gb do, and who understands well enough how it works in this country, I’ll exercise my right to stop reading this blog.

  • John S says:

    They should’ve buried the wummin years ago.

  • Mike d says:

    God save the queen and her fascist regime.

  • Michael McCartney says:

    I hope the Celtic fans concentrate in supporting the team on Sunday. A victory for Celtic and 5 points clear before a two week break from League duty is the best answer to all our critics. A successful Celtic is what sickens them the most.
    No banners with foul language on them please. just do not applaud during the minute. After Monday its a new era, there will be plenty of things to protest about in the political arena over the next few years I’m sure of that.

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