Jump to content

 

 

Recommended Posts

The Rangers Supporters Trust wishes to express its concern at what we consider to be a clear attempt by some online elements of the Celtic support to incite trouble ahead of an Old Firm game which already has the potential to be a powder keg fixture.

We, along with the vast majority of the Rangers support, noted with some amusement the recent advert taken out by Celtic supporters in a once respected Sunday newspaper. However, what has followed makes us considerably more uneasy. There is now no question that a hardcore element of the Celtic support are not content with the troubles which have plagued our club over the past few years. For them, Rangers Football Club, and by extension its fans, must cease to exist.

Whether this stems from an inferiority complex amongst part of a generation who had to live through Nine-In-A Row, or whether it is down to a more ingrained bigotry, a fierce football rivalry is not sufficient for these people. We are extremely concerned that the rhetoric and hatred spewed out by the likes of Phil MacGiollabhain, Angela Haggerty, Paul Brennan’s CQN website and others, is a deliberate attempt to try to stoke sectarian fires and incite violence at the upcoming fixture.

One need only view the reaction of some Celtic fans to the recent blog by MacGiollabhain entitled “The ****** Blood Festival” to see how these people operate. MacGiollabhain himself has never challenged the assertion that he is “tarred with a sickening sectarian brush” and he has willing servants in Miss Haggerty, CQN and several other online Celtic sites. We urge all sane Celtic fans to ignore their bile.

We hope the upcoming fixture will be fiercely contested. We hope, despite being clear underdogs, that Rangers will win. We also hope that fans of both teams will be able to travel to and watch the match safely. We hope that Police Scotland, as well as policing the day effectively, will take careful note of those who continue to try to incite violence at the upcoming fixture. It would be an odd legal system that arrested people for singing songs but ignored hate speech and incitement of violence. Should the worst happen, we hope the full force of the law will be brought to bear not only on the perpetrators of any trouble but also those who encourage it online.

Rangers and our fans have many challenges to face in the months and years ahead. Challenges which are considerably more important to our long term future than this upcoming Old Firm game. We urge Rangers fans to stay safe, behave in a way which can make us all proud of our club and enjoy their day."

- See more at: http://www.therst.co.uk/news/rst-concerns-over-upcoming-old-firm-game/#sthash.dvHYDWc2.dpuf

Link to post
Share on other sites
since i don't to click on any tarrier sites, whats been said by the evil p****s this time?

 

The ill one penned a blog titled "The ****** Blood Festival"...don't think I'll need to elaborate on that, you know the drill with Phil, and there has been a concerted effort from Haggerty etc to establish the narrative that poor wee innocent Celtic fans will be subjected to violence, threats, racism, sectarianism, veganism, agnosticism and a whole load of other isms. Shamefully, the main stream media have bought into this narrative and the police seem to be too.

 

The RST statement beautifully tackles this and unmasks the "concern" for what it is....naked hatred.

Link to post
Share on other sites
The ill one penned a blog titled "The ****** Blood Festival"...don't think I'll need to elaborate on that, you know the drill with Phil, and there has been a concerted effort from Haggerty etc to establish the narrative that poor wee innocent Celtic fans will be subjected to violence, threats, racism, sectarianism, veganism, agnosticism and a whole load of other isms. Shamefully, the main stream media have bought into this narrative and the police seem to be too.

 

The RST statement beautifully tackles this and unmasks the "concern" for what it is....naked hatred.

the phone wouldn't let me read the whole post, just 3 lines.

Link to post
Share on other sites

An excellent statement from the RST.

 

Today, I read a piece in the middle pages of the Herald by their Chief Political Correspondent, Robbie Dinwoodie. He is the latest useful idiot to be utilised by the usual Yahoo suspects. Ra Bhoy in Corduroy must be considered hors de combat? Anyways, Robbie is a self confessed season ticket holder at Tynecastle; or as he puts it, "often referred to as the diet h-u-ns". He is concerned, the full fat variety(ie us) are lost souls, in a constant state of angst, and ready to boil over. He states, we attacked Hearts supporters and their buses at Ibrox a fortnight past, and Sunday at Hampden will be too much to bear.

 

Oh, and we would find equilibrium if we ape those perfect maroon role models, 'the Foundation of Hearts'.

 

It's lazy journalism without reference(I believe the combination of both RF/BR outnumbers the maroon effort); however, Robbie is clearly setting the ground and situation. There will be trouble and it will all be our fault. Next week, Robbie will tell what is left of the Herald readership, that there is a £450million hole in the Scottish NHS budget, and it's all our fault.

Edited by 26th of foot
Link to post
Share on other sites

Good statement from RST. Coupled with the one from TBO I have just read on the other thread, it seems our various fans groups are all on the same page and have woken up to the reality of the state our club is in.

 

Sunday's game couldn't be less important if it was an end of season rubber match in the bigger picture of where we are.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.