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Chris McLaughlin's lack of balance apparent again


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His report for BBC Scotland news was subjective.

 

His voice over highlights sectarian singing at a recent Rangers game, footage shows Rangers against Hibs on the 28th December. Further, he highlights growing concerns on pyrotechnics, footage shows ra Sellik at Stranraer. He interviews Alloa's Mike Mulraney on strict liability and to be fair, Peter's protege neatly sidesteps Scrote. Chris ends with a quote from Nil By Mouth and a promise that the Scottish Parliament will ride to the rescue.

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Tom English was tweeting how ridiculous the idea that all clubs could be guilty of sectarianism, flare throwing and smoke bombs. Just at that moment a smoke bomb goes off at the Forfar v Linlithgow Rose cup tie. What a twat English looks.

 

The bigger the fan base a club has the more idiots it is likely to have, but there are idiots everywhere.

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His report for BBC Scotland news was subjective.

 

His voice over highlights sectarian singing at a recent Rangers game, footage shows Rangers against Hibs on the 28th December. Further, he highlights growing concerns on pyrotechnics, footage shows ra Sellik at Stranraer. He interviews Alloa's Mike Mulraney on strict liability and to be fair, Peter's protege neatly sidesteps Scrote. Chris ends with a quote from Nil By Mouth and a promise that the Scottish Parliament will ride to the rescue.

 

He never mentioned the word Celtic though and as the report went on it was just about sectarian singing the pyrotechnics were forgotten.

 

Funny enough the Dutch Football Association had a vote recently that the players themselves can decide to leave the field if racist or offensive singing is heard. If Alan Stubbs decided enough was enough with the offensive chants against him then he could have called his team off the field. The Dutch took this vote after Kevin-Prince Boateng was subjected to racist chants in a friendly Pro Patria-AC Milan, and walked off the field. FIFA didn't take a good view to his action. The Dutch want players to know they can take this action if they feel it necessary. The security officer of the home team had to make that decision in the past. The spokesmen said they were totally against taking points away from the teams though as you are punishing the club and the whole support for a few idiots

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What happens if the player leaves the field Pete ?

 

Seems strange to me unless there is some kind of action... Think about it.... Your team is playing against an opponent who has the best player in the world on their team (who happens to be black....) so you just racially abuse him till he leaves the field, weakening his own team.

 

Just curious how this would work in practice pete

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I'm fairly certain that during a competitive match a player has to obtain the referees permission when either leaving or entering the field of play otherwise it can be treated as unsportsmanlike or misconduct. In a case such as the above I'm not sure how the officials would handle it in practice.

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In Holland the game would be stopped and it would be announced that if the singing/abuse did not stop the game will be cancelled. This has happened on a number of occasions normally through the referee or the security chief. They start the game again and normally the chanting stops in fact I don't think a game has ever been cancelled yet at prof level anyway. Not sure on that though. This latest rule is to let players know that they do not have to accept racial or any other abuse although it will the referee who decides if the game should be stopped. This new rule is just in place so I don't really know how it will work as no games have been played yet.

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