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I will not predict the score of our visit to Ibrox on Sunday but am happy to predict the location of media microphones for the minutes silence before the game. There will be one at the turnstiles, one down Broomloan Road and one at the nearest 12:00 Mass, all looking for audio for Monday's news.

 

It took two people singing while alighting a bus at Falkirk to make the news, less material will be sufficient next week.

 

Rangers are also using the occasion to present a 'poppy shirt' to Simon Weston, the Falklands veteran whose injuries became a token of the conflict. For those of you too young to recall, many Celtic fans, indeed many UK citizens, opposed Britain's imperial claim over the Falklands during the time of the 1982 conflict - as was their democratic right.

 

I have do no doubt that this half time presentation is being done purely to provoke Celtic supporters into giving the media a stick to beat them with by people who both hate our support and think they are clever enough to manipulate them.

 

This is also a crude exploitation of Simon Weston, a victim of conflict, innocent of the political motivation behind his invite.

 

Half time presentations never make the news, never, ever, ever, make the news. Scotland's broadcast and written media have an editorial decision to make, either they allow themselves to be exploited by this or they report no differently than usual.

 

While Celtic fans can be characterised by opposition to empire, Rangers fans are known to have far less tasteful objections. The sight of a religious charity being honoured at the next Celtic Park meeting between the clubs would provoke some of football's illegal prejudices.

 

Rangers' strategists might be smarter than a handful of Celtic fans but they have enormous vulnerabilities to be playing a game like this. They may be able to make Celtic fans newsworthy every now and then, but reciprocal action would bring their club into conflict with Uefa discrimination rules.

 

Celtic's strategists should note that 'reciprocal action' is the only language these people understand.

 

Like it or not, we are being dragged into a scrappy war of attrition by a vulnerable enemy who are boxed into a corner.

 

Just beat them, Celtic.

 

http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/2010/02/rangers-play-falklands-veteran.php

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Holy mother of f**k. You would think it would be really painful to go through life that paranoid.

 

I'd like to hear the author's explanation as to why he/she thinks we're vulnerable and what corner we're actually boxed in.

 

As to the so called exploitation of Falklands hero Simon Weston, that comment is rather sad and indicative of a group of people whose tortured souls have caused them to abandon all hope of ever having a shred of decency.

 

RULE BRITANNIA.

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It's always about them, isn't it? the writer seems to have his nostrils flared wide for the slightest whiff of offence, meantime getting his excuses in early (seems to be their way). Our minutes silence and honouring of a war hero is to get at them...delusional or what?

 

It took two people singing while alighting a bus at Falkirk to make the news you got to laugh....jistwanguy-ism strikes again or should i say jist2guys lol

 

Half time presentations never make the news, never, ever, ever, make the news. Scotland's broadcast and written media have an editorial decision to make, either they allow themselves to be exploited by this or they report no differently than usual. if you act like normal human beings it wont make the news then will it? never, ever, ever, neither it will...

 

and the religious charity mentioned...is that the one that is happy to use Ally McCoist's pic to advertise itself? seems not everyone falls into the stereotype that this guy would like to suggest.

 

what a numpty!!!

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Half time presentations never make the news, but if a shower of scum disrespect a war veteran then of course it will. That's not an agenda, it's just an honest reaction to expected bad (and news worthy) behaviour by them should his prophecy of their behaviour come to pass.

 

Shouldn't even post crap like this on here. :P

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