Ibrox Coach Gets Six Match Ban For His Cowardly Attack On Celtic’s Fran Alonso.

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Craig McPherson, the Ibrox women’s team coach who tried to put the nut on Celtic’s women’s manager Fran Alonso, and who also called him a “little rat” has been banned for six games.

To many of us that’s going to seem fairly tame.

He could have been, and probably should have been, banned for a lot more games than that.

The feeling persists that had he worked at Celtic he would also have been fired before we even got here.

Your club either has standards or it doesn’t, I guess.

McPherson himself apologised some days after the incident, but the club itself has not uttered one single word about it. The women’s manager at Ibrox said that there would be an investigation into the matter; that’s as close to an acknowledgement as we’ve had that those in charge over there expect their staff to behave appropriately.

We have no way of knowing if there was an investigation, what it found or what measures the club took itself. Of course, this case just days after the announcement that Celtic would not be accepting tickets for Ibrox due to concerns about the safety of our fans.

It came just days before three Ibrox players were sent off in a B team game.

One of them later had the red card rescinded on appeal.

Celtic will play the Ibrox club at the end of this month at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final. I would not expect that there will be many warm handshakes and good wishes between the two directors boxes.

Relations between the clubs are at rock bottom.

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  • Voice of Reason says:

    Cunt shda been BARRED fur Fukin Life!! Total SHITEBAG & as u intimated if it was us he wid be Sin Died!! Get the Blue Blazer SFA Hun Bastards tae Fuk.. Cdny run a Fukin Menage!!

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    Radio clyde phone-in host wants to move on from weekend. He told us before game the calls would go on for weeks. Who is manning the phone lines? Supposedly he’s a St. Mirren fan. LOL HH

  • Johnny Green says:

    A slap on the wrist is all that was administered, I had a feeling that was all that would happen. The police will wash their hands of it as well, move along now nothing to see.

  • Johnny Green says:

    I hope that slap on the wrist didn’t leave any bruises on the poor wee soul.

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    Hun caller on now. Saying 2 time Champions of Europe, Nottingham Forest, are no where near as big as sevco. Not a cheep from “pundits”. HH

    • Finbar muldoon says:

      They have “Celtic fan” on now. Wanting shot of Kyogo, Jota, Hatate etc. Luvly stuff. HH

  • Bob (original) says:

    The Ibrox club generating more negative media attention,

    to the detriment of the whole of Scottish football – yet again.

    So, after a short 6 games ban,

    this guy is simply allowed to carry on as if nothing happened?

    What about Anger Management classes?

    He is supposed to be coaching young footballers after all.

    What action has the Ibrox club taken – to ensure that ALL their coaches behave

    in an acceptable manner at games?

    The Ibrox club’s behavioural issues are long past tedious – and unacceptable.

  • BJM says:

    Ridiculous, I remember Neil Lennon getting I’m sure it was a six game ban from the SFA for his bad language after some honest mistakes from Craig Thomson against hearts.
    This guy head butts a Celtic manager and gets the same six game ban absolute joke of an organisation.

  • Brian Cavanagh says:

    This was a criminal assault, no more no less- and should resulted in an arrest. If it had happened in the street in front of police officers ,handcuffs would be out. The fact that his employer condones that violent behaviour speaks volumes. And the hysterical language from the club and it’s players give ‘permission’ to a fan/fans who decide to do something crazy at Ibrox or Hampden attacking Celtic players and staff. Ibrox is playing a dangerous game.

  • Malc says:

    Usually if someone is assaulted at their place of work while doing what they are paid to do, police charges will follow for their assailant. Why not in this case? Hmmm… do I really need to ask?

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    Ridiculous tho unsurprisin Punishment. As for the ‘apology’, aye mcpherson’s reluctantly given one although again unsurprisingly, not a word from the club. The arrogance of that institution obviously spreads right through, even tae their woman’s team.

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