As much as I would like to offer a 24/7 service the need to sleep gets in the way. Had I resisted the urge to nod off I would have beaten The Daily Record to their exclusive apropos a bid by Celtic for Motherwell’s Trevor Carson which was sent to me at circa 5pm UK time. In other news Celtic’s loan signing of Charles Musonda Junior will delight their fans and provide a fillip to the Belgian U-21 player who has only featured in 34 minutes of Premiership action for Chelsea this season. He apparently has a similar game to Eden Hazard. His lack of game time as Hazard’s understudy is therefore no surprise. In other news Aberdeen’s bid to relocate to an out of town stadium passed the planning permission stage.
Those who write match programme editorials for Celtic and Aberdeen may have their starters for 10 as it were but I’m going all out for 15 more on Hibernophobia. The rampant and unchecked antisemitism of the Third Reich resulted in genocide. If one turned up in a Nazi Uniform at a Scottish Football game to celebrate, through the medium of song, the attempted extinction of an entire race, one would like to think that the Police Commander would instruct his officers to put an abrupt end to this outrage. However if one turns up at any game wearing a light blue shirt one can chant about wading in Fenian blood safe in the knowledge that the Police will develop selective tinnitus. There is a klaxon going off but it’s being ignored.
The Rangers Lite lickspittle that is Stewart Regan waded into the controversy by stating that the Police cannot arrest thousands. If that’s the only argument to consider should we all just sit idly by should the klan turn up wearing SS uniforms while brandishing Scottish Gas meter keys?
There is a simple solution. Ban the klan from all Scottish football grounds, particularly Ibrox, until they are dragged screaming and kicking into the 21st century. Their social mores may have been acceptable in 1690 but should have no place in any inclusive democracy.
If the Rangers Lite support wish to wear bread wrapping then go right ahead. If they wish to sing the proscribed Famine Song then something has to be done about it.
The root of this problem is an inculcated sense of supremacy in the family home. This ingredient is added to Anti-Irish invective and baked in an Orange Lodge or Rangers Supporters Club oven for a decade or so. When one adds a Monarchist dusting to the social engineering, the end result is what we witnessed at Motherwell on the first game of the season and at each and every game all the way to Dingwall on Sunday, with the hatred at its peak during the visit of Hibs on the 12th August.
This hatred is not on the wane. The proscribed Famine Song which particularly delights the Orange faithful can be heard in any lodge in Scotland or Northern Ireland. Wading in Fenian blood is ubiquitous in Rangers Supporters Clubs. The klan see it as their right to march on the Queen’s highway and intimidate Catholic churchgoers. They celebrate a time when Billy Fullerton’s razor gang went much further than intimidation. Catholics were attacked with impunity. They were hunted down like foxes by KKK wannabes with switchblades.
The previous photo is not a mock-up. It’s an award ceremony for an aspiring bigot. First prize in an Orange Lodge Fancy Dress Party was awarded to the following model klan family:
This ‘enterprising’ family beat someone dressed as the Pope, engaged in sexual congress with the model of a child, into second place. Welcome to The Orange Order in 2017.
In other countries these vile institutions would be closed down, but not in Scotland where they are licensed and allowed to proliferate. Their support of Rangers is part and parcel of their bigots’ charter. They see it as their birthright to celebrate their hysterical hatred of the Irish and Catholics at Ibrox.
The spineless SMSM play down the invective by dismissing it as ‘naughty.’ When 200 thugs set about the celebrating Hibs fans they were heralded for defending their players. According to the odious Janus-faced Jim Traynor ‘it’s the least they could do.’ A caller to Radio Clyde was advised to press the mute button if he does not wish his living room to be polluted by klan chants.
At this point in any discussion of the Billy Boys bile one expects what has become known as ‘whataboutery‘ to rear its ugly head. What about The Green Brigade singing Irish Republican folk songs such as “The Broad Black Brimmer” which was written by Art McMillan and performed most notably by The Wolfe Tones. To my mind this song has no place in any football ground. The Irish Civil war of 1922 has as much relevance at Celtic Park as the obese pederast’s victory against the Irish landed gentry’s armies in 1690. I acknowledge that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter but this is no excuse.
The Green Brigade are often brought to heel by the club. If they go too far it results in a suspension. Nothing is ever done about the Rangers Lite supporters. Is expounding on one’s hatred of the Irish and Catholicism at The Sectarian Speakeasy an important part of the match day experience?
The SFA, humming the tunes of hatred under their breath when not remitting cartoons portraying The Pope as a paedophile, have allowed this canker to fester. One has to look to UEFA for leadership and affirmative action. Had it not been for Lite’s Progrès being short-lived, the klan would have disgraced Scotland on a foreign shore, forcing UEFA to intervene.
If Celtic can suspend The Green Brigade, could Rangers not close their stands to the evil recidivists in their midst? The short answer is no as 40,000 wade in Fenian blood at every home game. However they could write to every supporters club and orange lodge threatening suspension, on a club by club basis, should their songs of hate continue.
Will the Lite board do the right thing? Not likely. Fanning the flames of hatred is good for business. Why throw darts at images of the Pope or representations of shamrocks when you can rain hell on them at Ibrox and be applauded for doing so.