Dear CQN,

I sent the following to Rangers 1872 and will let you know if I get a reply…



Dear Rangers 1872,

I read with interest your Press Release regarding the request to ban Celtic fans from forthcoming matches at Ibrox after events at Celtic Park during the Glasgow Derby on Saturday 10/09/2016.

As a Celtic season ticket holder of a number of years I agree with your condemnation of the effigies of The Rangers Fans being hung during the game it was wholly and totally unacceptable anywhere let alone a football match.  I also condemn, amongst other things, the fan who had a flag that said “Kill all Huns” and the banner stating “Know You Place Hun Scum”.  None of these has any place at a football match.

However, at the same time, I would ask if you will condemn the following?

  1. Rangers fans displaying lynched effigies of Charles Green and Craig Whyte.  See here:https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/1003370/beware-of-bomb-in-post/
  2. The singing of the banned song with the sectarian line “up to our knees in Fenian blood” by Rangers fans at Celtic Park on Saturday.
  3. The banner at least seasons Scottish Cup semi-final about paedophilia.
  4. Several songs and chants about paedophilia sung by Rangers fans at Celtic Park on Saturday.
  5. The signing of the sectarian song “No Pope of Rome” sung by Rangers fans at Celtic Park on Saturday.
  6. The wanton destruction of toilet facilities by Rangers fans at Celtic Park on Saturday.
  7. The Rangers players and management team posing for a picture with a Loyalist Band who were that afternoon going to commemorate the death of a Loyalist Para-military member who was shot after murdering an innocent Catholic in Belfast.

I would trust that in your desire to remove sectarianism and bigotry from football in Glasgow and Scotland that you will have a view on the points raised above.

I look forward to your reply.”




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