Gangster clubs, brutish fans, identity politics


The Daily Record’s political editor today published information obtained from the Scottish Government by a Freedom of Information Request, where Police Scotland note Newco “actively engaged” supporters to break lockdown rules in March this year.

Following Newco’s game with St Mirren on 6 March, Police Scotland received assurances from Newco that they would encourage fans to stay at home.  The Police memo stages, “Whilst assurances were given this did not materialise.”

The Police go on to stage Newco made “numerous statements encouraging celebration, including from the manager (Steven Gerrard).”

“Both the Manager and players actively engaged from within the stadium with fans gathered in disgraceful displays of encouragement, in solid opposition to the public safety issues arising, to their responsibilities given the privileges under which football operates, and to the commitments they had made around public communications.”

The Government should have acted on this information in March.  Football privileges were being actively flouted by one club but it took further incidents this month before Nicola Sturgeon felt it necessary to take on Newco.  This is in stark contrast to her grabbing the mic. when Celtic followed her own rules during their trip to Dubai.

You will see not contrition from Newco.  Instead, they will deflect and distract.  Let them sink in their own sewage.

Gangster clubs operate across Europe.  They stir-up identity sentiment among brutish fans and intimidate politicians who need to fish in the same identity waters.  It takes brave political leadership to stop the rot.

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  1. BIG G on 21ST MAY 2021 11:30 PM


    Being a Celtic fan forty years ago, scary then oh but what did wee know




    You’d give Desperate Dan a wobbly.

  2. Drambowiecelt on

    Jeezo Nick was just gonnae post ..My fender redondo sits by me night and day


    and all we play on it is ..Mr youngs songs …it’s 1968…and well worn ..


    Good taste my man







  3. Drambowiecelt on

    @Sionnaigh…good man but ems need info….sneaky info.


    stick yer best up on you tube….Your choices are usually quality..








  4. Drambowiecelt on

    @Nick ..absolute class ..remember a top poster BCUWP I THINK ..?


    set us on the road to This Gent. At the time i couldnae do links..and still can’t lol


    but hit me with bob seger ..Against the wind..Small blog but widnae like tae judge it lol







  5. I wonder, if they had their time over again, whether the Celtic Board would do the same thing over again when the huns went bust.



    Not they know where it’s left us.

  6. Any Celtic fan that thought police Scotland would charge their one true love needs to seek help.



    Remember this from Imran Ahmed?



    “My legal team and I have grave concerns about a defendant in this case being able to receive a fair trial anywhere in Scotland let alone Glasgow.



    Ahmad also slammed his former club, claiming it was “a religion built on centuries of religious bigotry” and said he “received death threats by phone and online”.



    He described Rangers fans as “a tribe” and also accused Police Scotland of being “an establishment institution which itself is deeply rooted and immersed in Rangers Football Club’s history for well over 140 years”.




    Fast forward a few years and check this below.



    Ex-Rangers director Imran Ahmad to receive apology over prosecution





    The Scottish Establishment also allowed a 32nd mason Sir David Murray to walk Scot free after costing the tax payers nearly a billion pound and not one question was asked, what does that tell you about this great wee country.



    Sturgeon also allowed the new gers to do as they please while punishing other clubs when the new gers were the biggest offenders during this pandemic.



    Scotland my place is birth is rotten to the core and those who run it are at the forefront just like the Scottish FA.

  7. Regardless of our politics where is our club going, for the most part we argue about the same things. I’ll put it out there now the green brigade use us and the club.

  8. ERNIE LYNCH on 21ST MAY 2021 11:59 PM


    I wonder, if they had their time over again, whether the Celtic Board would do the same thing over again when the huns went bust.



    We know babe, you’ve made that perfectly clear over the years

  9. CELTIC40ME on 21ST MAY 2021 10:47 PM



    AN TEARMANN on 21ST MAY 2021 10:13 PM



    Paul67 talked about identity politics in his leader the other day, the week just past might be a new record peak in it. You could argue that England is only just catching up with Scotland and the North of Ireland.




    in the south of ireland too Celtic40me,



    Its been an interesting century.


    no bad for The Celtic identity.:-)


    watching that goal in Lisbon reminded me of it.





    The Rich List is confined to British citizens and foreigners based in Britain with foreigners based abroad excluded such as the Maktoum and Al Thani families.



    Sunday Times Rich List: the top ten


    1 Sir Leonard Blavatnik, £23bn


    2 David King and Jimmy Bell £187.59p


    3 Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family, £17bn


    4 Sir James Dyson and family, £16.3bn


    5 Lakshmi Mittal and family, £14.68bn


    6 Alisher Usmanov, £13.406bn


    7 Kirsten and Jorn Rausing, £13bn


    8 Roman Abramovich, £12.101bn


    9 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho, £12.013bn


    10 Guy, George, Alannah and Galen Weston and family, £11bn

  11. MAJESTIC HARTSON on 21ST MAY 2021 6:00 PM




    With Respect MM…..This Poster “JHB” has attempted to RAM HIS political opinions down the throats of many on here every Day…its the same crap every time.


    Its very easy to say ” Just scroll by Him”, but he has also FAILED to answer some simple questions that I and others have put to him, he justs avoids trying to give any answers by ignoring other Posters simple questions put to him. I do NOT need him or anyone else to constantly trying to show how clever they are, and how ” RIGHT” THEIR View on Politics and everything else is the CORRECT One.


    He has also INSULTED those of Irish descent a few weeks ago.


    Just recently HE CLAIMED this…” There TENS of THOUSANDS of Celtic supporters who are Tories”….I have simply asked him at least TWICE…” HOW do YOU KNOW this” ?



    This is only one example of HIM making Statements, that HE Views as ” FACT”….simply because HE states them, WITHOUT ANY Evidence to back up his so called ” FACTS”.


    Many on here have asked him to ” Give it a rest”, but like a Sad Punch Drunk Boxer…he just keeps going on.



    I have asked HIM ( and One or two others on here) who enjoy waving THEIR Union jack Flag on here most days, another simple question…” WHERE is the £350 MILLION per Week money that the Tories and Brexiteers CLAIMED that the NHS would get after the UK left the EU…on the side of Buses up and down the UK” ?


    He ( like one or two others)…have also FAILED to answer that SIMPLE Question…and continue to try and Preach how much things are BETTER under Feckin Boris for the UK since leaving the EU.



    Maybe IF you accept what is stated above to be true, You will have a better understanding why ” JHB” gets on other Folks Tits ?


    IF not, then thats entirely your choice of course ?




  12. JHB on 21ST MAY 2021 5:24 PM


    Some of us have been wondering if the recent goings on in the west of Scotland will put Eddie Howe off.







    Chris Sutton now adds his voice.







    Chris Sutton has warned that the ‘firebomb’ of Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell’s home could prevent top players from joining the club.







    The image this is portraying is not good. I’ve had friends down south texting me this morning about the attack on Peter Lawwell’s house saying, ‘What on earth is going on up there?







    We are in a sorry place at this moment in time.







    This is BIG BIG news amongst football professionals – agents will be wary of suggesting Scotland to their clients.




    MOST of the Posters on here, ( maybe ALL ? ), Posters on here do NOT need YOU or Chris Sutton to state the bleeding obvious as if its some kind of ” WISE Thought” that YOU and Sutty had. most Celtic supporters can work things OUT for themselves….


    FFS !

  13. AN TEARMANN on 21ST MAY 2021 8:58 PM


    Tory Party statemènt after being quiet since George Square.





    Seeking apologies on behalf of their friends in British Nationalism at ibrox.handy little chatel is the symbol of unionism in Scotland.













    It was only a few Weeks ago that the Tories in Scotland ” PRE JUDGED” the Inquiry into Wee Nicola…Feckin HYPOCRITES like those at Ipox.




    Cheers mate.

  14. BIG JIMMY on 22ND MAY 2021 7:51 AM



    Yeah politicians lie.



    They do it all the time.



    I mean like when ‘Wee Nicola’ claimed she was totally unaware of any allegations or rumours about her friend, mentor and leader Alex Salmond being a drunken, sleazy sexpest, did you think she was telling the truth?

  15. Big Jimmy,



    Thanks for the reply:



    JHB isn’t the only one to make statements that haven’t been, or can’t be confirmed – just the other day quite a few people were giving “the reason” Peter Lawell’s house had been attacked, without acknowledging it was just their thoughts.



    As I say, it wasn’t solely pointed at the personal abuse JHB gets – though he currently seems to be the brunt of a lot of it – it was a general comment to keep the blog as civil as possible.



    Hope you’re as well as can be, and get a beer soon 👍🏼