John Mason MSP to infirm Celtic fan on parking ban: support another team


A retired Celtic season ticket holder, Gordon, who travels to games from Newcastle, emailed the club last week to explain that he is unable to walk for more than 10 minutes, and as a consequence of the proposed parking ban around Celtic Park on match days, he would be unable to attend games in future.

Gordon explained how Dalmarnock Station was not a viable option and that public bus provision in the area is totally inadequate.

He forwarded his email to John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston in the hope that the SNP politician would do what he could to help infirm visitors to the area, but he got the most incredible response from Mason: “Could you think of supporting a smaller more local club that would appreciate your adding to their crowd?”

On every level, this is appalling.  Mason could not care less when presented with evidence that this policy would prejudice the disabled.  Instead, he suggested someone who visits the city on a regular basis, stays local to Newcastle and supports another team.

He cannot suggest public transport is appropriate, because trains and buses do not have the capacity or frequency, all he can do is ignore the fact that the man is infirm, ignore that he is brining money into the local economy, concentrate on the fact that he is an unwelcome Celtic supporter and tell him to stay in England.

If you travel to Celtic Park along London Road from the south or the east, this is the NEAREST spot cars will be able to park on match days.  Cars will start parking here, opposite the cemetery entrance, and anyone disabled who is unable to walk the distance will be prevented from attending.

This is one of the most stupid proposals conceived by politicians who care nothing about the people they are paid to serve.

They don’t care that they have not provided adequate public transport.

They don’t care that they have prejudiced the disabled.

They don’t care that they will displace parking from one area to another.

They don’t want you supporting Celtic and have backed themselves into a corner. God forbid they admit they have made a mistake and actually help those too infirm to walk great distances, or too poor to afford corporate parking facilities.


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  1. I usually read back the blog after my work but I honestly can’t get by page-1– that reply from the MSP is deplorable.



    The nearest I can think of is Glenn Hoddle’s comments.



    Hatred? Disdain? Anger?



    What a walloper.

  2. my take on the issue of the ghuy from newcastle, he is a celtic supporter who will have trouble going to watch his beloved celtic, because of stupid bureaucratic shit, mr mason is a mason end of hh.

  3. Down in Manchester-having a beer in the sun, local paper Manchester Evening News have a front page link to an inside story about the night 10 years ago when Manchester experienced “ the worst night of violence since The Blitz “. Their words , not mine. They sure know how to make friends on their “ journey”.

  4. FAIRHILL BHOY, how are you pal okay your right, he does get challenged but still think he is one of us.hh.

  5. harry, harry harry, harry harry, harry hood, you young ghuys turn away, to be honest one of the best celtic players ive ever seen hh.

  6. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    First leg of the play-off final. Always reminds me of Richard Wilson’s face on Sportscene after Motherwell beat Sevco.


    Absolutely priceless! Although not so good if you wanted to watch the game without knowing the score…..

  7. So the winners of the Eng Championship playoff are guaranteed £100m – meanwhile in Scotia……………………………. :(((((

  8. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    We love Tom Rogic………..because of the wonderful things he does:-)



    The signature tune from the film should be belted out with gusto at every game.



    On the basis of a ‘the BBC understands’ article, McCoist and Craigan were rubbing their their hands with glee at what a “massive blow’” it would be if he left. Oh well.

  9. Fantastic news – Tommy ‘Wizard of Oz’ Rogic signs 5 year contract with the Bhoys.



    Brilliant bit of business Celtic.

  10. Don’t aw come oan here and moan aboot parking.



    Michael Kelly and Chris White offered to build us a brand spanking new stadium in Cambuslang with enough parking for every car in the UK and yooz awe mocked them and run them out of town!



    Now, how do you like dem apples!

  11. Delaneys Dunky on

    J McCormick



    I holiday often in the Castellon area of Valencia. You want to hear what the Villarreal support think of the Glasgow huns. They desecrated Holy Shrines in their small industrial town, robbed shops and smashed windows. The Villarreal fans feel sorry for me for sharing a City with Devil’s followers.


    Celtic/Villarreal Submari CSC was formed after we visited Villarreal. They know the score too.


    Scotland’s Shame!





    Aye,and we could have run our cars on the toxic waste buried there. Men of vision,for sure.

  13. Things you’ll never see in SMSM……….the anniversary of Newcastles worst night of football violence.



    Things you’ll never see in SMSM……….the anniversary of Birmingham’s worst night of football violence.



    Yada Yada CSC

  14. BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 17TH MAY 2018 8:10 PM



    What’s that Skippy a five year deal?





    Ha! Aye right! There was some fantasist on here last night that caught us all out wi’ that one. Fool me once etc….







  15. 50 shades of green on

    Gene ……awe they pics from Manchester must be fake news mate,,,, nae Chelski strips on show ???????

  16. Delaneys Dunky on




    Thanks for that Johnny Marr review. Radio X playing plenty of his new album. Sounds great. Morrissey annoys me these days. A choob.

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