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  1. SOU BAD Smith ‘overruled by SFA board’ when he wanted Rangers idol Souness as Scotland boss The former SFA chief executive claims his plans were scuppered when Hampden blazers vetoed the move for Graeme Souness and opted for George Burley instead. GORDON SMITH has revealed he was overruled by the SFA board when he tried to appoint Graeme Souness - with George Burley ending up in the hot seat. The organisation’s former chief executive wanted the Rangers and Liverpool legend to lead the national team after Alex McLeish left for Birmingham. But his plans were scuppered when Hampden blazers vetoed the move for Souness and instead backed a swoop for Burley, who was with Southampton at the time. The ex-Hearts gaffer had a disastrous spell as Scotland boss and the infamous Boozegate scandal happened on his watch. Smith told Open Goal’s Si Ferry: “I thought I was able to choose the manager being the chief executive but I wasn’t. “George Burley was one of my candidates but not my first choice. “It would’ve been Graeme Souness. He came along for an interview. “But it went to the board…it was basically that he didn’t conform to what they were wanting. “So George Burley became the strong candidate. He’d done well at Hearts and he was now with Southampton.” But the other contenders for the post were left furious when it was leaked to the media that Burley was to become Scotland manager. Smith said: “I hadn’t even informed the others because if I couldn’t agree a fee for George Burley [with Southampton], that was ruling him out. “Unfortunately what happened was the press got word, it was leaked out and the other candidates were annoyed by the fact they hadn’t been told they weren’t getting it.” https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/4143832/graeme-souness-gordon-smith-rangers-sfa-scotland-open-goal/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1555690867
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  3. Vanguard Bears join protest against 'Protestant discrimination' by Glasgow City Council A RANGERS fan group is to join protests against Glasgow City Council following claims that the council discriminates against Protestants. The Vanguard Bears shared a post announcing their intention to join a planned demonstration on April 27 organised by the Scottish Protestants Against Discrimination (SPAD). It comes after the council made the decision to reroute a planned parade involving the Apprentice Boys of Derry which had planned to pass St Alphonsus church, were parish priest Cannon Tom White was spat at during an Orange Walk last year. Taking to Twitter to announce the move, the Vanguard Bears wrote: "Meet at 12.30pm on April 27 at George Square, Glasgow to protest against discrimination of our culture. "Enough is enough." The statement from the SPAD said: "The decision taken yesterday by Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland is a clear attack on the Culture and Beliefs of the Protestant people of Scotland and in doing so have created a 'No Go Area' for Protestants. "The right to assemble in a public place is a key civil and political right, and as such the state has a positive obligation to protect and facilitate and the exercise of that right." The protest will take place outside the city chambers. A spokesman for GCC branded the claims a "fundamental misunderstanding". He said: “This is a fundamental misunderstanding of the legislation on public processions. “There is no such thing as a no-go area for any organisation. In reality, a procession passed the site in question earlier this year. Read more: Man charged after Glasgow Old Firm brawl “In the case of the event planned for Easter Sunday, our Public Processions Committee heard evidence from Police Scotland that there was a significant potential for serious disorder if the procession went ahead on its intended route. "This was based on intelligence relating to protests and counter-protests on the day.” https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17583393.vanguard-bears-join-protest-against-protestant-discrimination-by-glasgow-city-council/
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