Only in Scotland would Celtic be on the brink of facing a player who has just served a ten match ban for a sectarian slur aimed at one of our supporters, but that’s where we are today with the League Cup semi-final at Hampden looming next weekend.
Yesterday, we comfortably beat Kilmarnock at Celtic Park and in the aftermath their manager, Derek McInnes, said that he would need to come up with something different if he was going to get a result in the coming game.
We all know what his trump card will be; to throw the arch bigot Kyle Lafferty into the team and punt long balls to him.
You’ll see how seriously Scottish football takes the issue of sectarianism when he steps onto the pitch. He ought to have been booted out of the game entirely, as a warning to others, including fans.
If fans did this stuff they’d never be allowed in a football ground again.
Players get sent to counselling as though, at his age, he’s going to learn something about this subject that years inside Ibrox didn’t teach him already.
Lafferty has been a media darling for years.
A career commenting on the game for the BBC obviously awaits him and they will play the “aww shucks we didn’t realise anyone would be offended” card when people complain, and they’ll trot out some guff about “well he learned his lesson, didn’t he?”
Only too well if his punishment for such clear-cut bigotry is a cup semi final place virtually handed to him on a plate.
We can all learn a thing or two from that.
Like how this stuff is still tolerated in this horrible land of ours.
Today, at Tannadice, the away fans were up to their knees in fenian blood before a ball had even been kicked and we have a media which pretends it isn’t happening, not to mention an association which is yellow from backbone to belly on this stuff.
And until that changes, this stuff will go on and on and on.
People why Scotland can’t get past this.
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Lpa tim says:
January 10, 2023 at 3:32 pm
Well said, a total bigot who should have been kicked out of the game long ago, playing in a cup semi final, could only happen in Scotland.
If he had insulted a bkack person, a Jew, a Native American, a woman, a trans-gender person……
It would be a much higher profile issue.
Anti Catholic/Anti Irish bigory is allowed in the UK. It’s not a West of Scotland thing. James McClean can testify to that.
The guy is like many of them,you could not Educate him if you tried.
Off subject,the finding of the Baseball Bat and other times is a warning to what we’re dealing with here,right wing Fas
cists Police have to look at this seriously
Remember when this pathetic excuse of a human was taken off (again) and the best he could do was- give the finger to the wonderful Celtic support!!
That spoke volumes to what your dealing with—
A halfwit has been bigot who is best left to rot in his own Gik….rotten- just like sevco!
Surely the LANKY Streak ae PISS will be unfit & can’t be risked lol! Of course he’ll play running aboot like a Heedless Chicken LANKY Streak ae PISS!! Get Big CCV tae cripple the Hun Bastard after 2 Mins, Greetin Big Lassie il no come near him rest ae the game!!
I’d love it if CCV puts him through an advertising hoarding in the opening moments of the game, preferably ending the scumbag’s career in the process. I don’t care if anyone thinks that’s out of order, violence is the only lesson arseholes like Twatterty understand…
Sounds MORE THAN FAIR tae me m8! A Plastic Hard man that cdny batter a Fish, the worst kind ae Hun Bastard that pander tae the Knuckodraggaz!!
He got a 10 match ban, I’m not really sure what else you can seriously expect from the SFA. The timing of his return is unfortunate but that’s all. He will pose no threat to us, he’s aged out of his only useful trait.
This man is a non story.
Nail on head.
Spot on Martin – the SFA gave him the same length of ban that UEFA gave the Slavia Prague guy for racially abusing Kamara so they definitely didn’t “shirk” the issue. The fact that his first game back is the semi-final should be an irrelevance to us if we do our job properly.
The ‘Billy boys’ wasn’t the only openly sectarian song being sung loud and clear at that game. Time and again it highlights the utter hypocrisy of the media, when just about anythin they can find ‘offensive’ by the Celtic support gets the full exposure treatment and not a word will be said about this.
And yet ‘some’ Celtic fans continue to buy the print media and pay for the broadcast one through sky sports Scotland… well not me for sure but I’ve passionate Hoops supporters in my eastate that do tragically….
On radio Scotland the commentator could hardly be heard above the Billy boys. Not a word was spoken about it.
I was, before retirement, involved in counselling for 37 years.
1. Recognise that you have a problem.
2. YOU seek help.
3. Engage fully with the process.
4. Assess your progress as the months/years go by.
No cure, just ongoing monitoring.
The bombastic rhetoric will be that he’s a ‘changed man ‘ and all that bollocks ! Once a bigot , always a bigot …..I hear he has turned into a bit of a photographer too …. Remember that !
SNP government failure? Selective again James.
Its incredible well maybe it isn’t only in Scotland one of the reasons I left for warmer climates. Believe me I have complained on several occasions to Sky sports on there ” boot racism out campaign” about sectarianism issues but I have yet to hear anything back from them in over 2years been the main SPL out let you would think it would be addressed but no they don’t want to know
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