Earlier in the week, I wrote about the Ibrox fans and their despicable attempt to draw some equivalence between what Lafferty did and what the Irish women’s football team did in a changing room.
Later today I’ll post about Lennon’s response when asked to draw a link between one and the other and then to our fans and their anti-monarchy protest.
Last night, I was tickled to see that the Celtic Symphony has rocketed up the Irish charts, to reach Number One. Now the push is on to get it to Number One here in the UK.
I would love to see the Irish of these islands pull that off.
If you’ve got access to an ITunes account or whatever one will help get it there, I’d urge you to spend two or three quid on it.
This is, of course, about more than what the Irish women’s football team did.
It’s about the whole notion that Irishness and Irish history should be neither seen nor heard lest the readers of The Daily Record and the right wing rags get upset by it.
Well screw it, it’s about time they had their faces rubbed in something they don’t like.
They enjoy nothing more than waging culture war.
In this one we’ve got the whip and I am more than happy to crack it off some of them.
It’s great too though that the Irish women’s team are getting such an expression of solidarity in their native land. It would be brilliant to see the Irish of this island, and basically anyone who cares about free speech, acting to affirm their behaviour as well.
They apologised. I understand why they did – they felt they had to – but I wish they hadn’t.
Celtic has proved that it’s worth taking a stand against these goons. For weeks we were pounded by the heavy artillery of the batshit Brexit media and their loudmouth shock-jocks and held firm.
No gushing statement. No silences. No criticism of the fans.
The Irish FA should have given the girls their support and told them “bring it on.” Or if they didn’t feel able they should have done what Celtic did, and took a stand with an almost magisterial “no comment.”
In the absence of that, the Irish public stepped up.
Now the Irish diaspora on this crummy little island must do the same.
For the women, yes, but for the sake of all of us.