Prior to representing the Moray constituency in Westminster, Douglas Gordon Ross was a Conservative MSP and dairy farmer. His Tory party is in league with the DUP. Ross is married to a Police Officer.
A cynic might suggest that Ross’ judgement as an assistant referee could be coloured by his party’s alliance with Ulster politicians, many of whom were in attendance at Ibrox yesterday. Did he have one eye on his friends in the stand as he twice mouthed ‘Red Card‘ in his radio microphone. As it was a particularly one-eyed decision one would not have to colour me surprised.
One should also note that his frenzied use of his assistant’s flag would not have been out of place at the Union Bear’s march prior to the match. An illegal march where Police Scotland, being paid by Scottish tax payers, acted as stewards.
If a charge of currying favour with his DUP allies was not enough to flag concerns apropos his impartiality, his marriage to a serving officer of the bastion of Freemasonry that is Police Scotland should also be noted.
Simunovic’s dismissal was a travesty of all that is good in the beautiful game. His elbow may have been swung to get his body in pole position for the ball but it was not swung in anger. It did not connect with Morelos. One could argue that this game vignette played out to a script created by Ross and imparted to Murty’s charges prior to the second half. If this was the case they only had to wait 12 minutes for Ross’ telling intervention.
Morelos went down like a wounded buffalo, despite the elbow making no contact. Morelos is a cheat. My choice of buffalo is apposite. Bison meat sells at $13.50 per pound which is probably his intrinsic worth. The SMSM ejaculating myths of £12m bids for a feelgood Lite story should have a long hard look at themselves. Is Yuanker Traynor paying them in kind for this squirrel; a squirrel which deflected from the fact that the board were pawning the family silver?
Morelos’ haircut marks him out as not the sharpest mammal in the evolutionary food chain. He looks like a stupid punk entertaining tourists in the Harajuku prefecture of Tokyo. Ross’ bent interjection gave Morelos an opportunity to level the game from three yards. He missed the open goal and hit the post, allowing Celtic’s third choice keeper, on loan Bain, to smother the ball on the line and secure Celtic’s win and their seventh successive title. The Celtic fans celebrated by chanting ten-in-a-row. Is it just me or do others anticipate a preponderance of honest mistakes in next month’s Semi-Final? If Ross gets the gig one will know that the fix is in.
However yesterday’s most corrupt decision was not made by an assistant referee. It was made by an individual with a minimum of three pips on his shoulder, or more probably a superintendent’s crown.
A decision was made not to kettle or disperse an illegal march.
A decision was made to use tax-payers money to pay police officers to act as stewards to this illegal march. Welcome to Scotland 2018 where red white and blue smoke bombs are ignited with impunity as thugs in paramilitary uniforms are provided with a police escort. Police Scotland are not upholding the law. They are subverting it.
Inciting hatred prior to a tinderbox game is clearly on the level as long as one swings the lead. Did Police Scotland join in with the renditions of The Billy Boys? Why not just be open about a song that is sung by police in orange lodges and their state subsidised clubs?
The Billy Boys washed down with a cheaper lager, brought to you by the Scottish tax payer. Will the real Billy Boys please stand up.