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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    I’ll be in the Blane Valley around 3.30 pm,I’m going to get some practice in for next Friday.





    Ah,Dylan. My all-time musical hero,as you know. JIMBO67 is rather fond of him too!

  3. THE_HUDDLE on 17TH MAY 2018 10:10 PM



    NatKnow on 17th May 2018 10:03 pm



    Good point well made dude. I don;t think there’s a single band that cocaine improved…




    I don’t know about that, every band is improved when I’m on cocaine :O)







    If we ever meet up I have an interesting story about a trip to Barbados….!





    If it involves Typically Tropical or a can of Lilt,don’t bother(!)

  5. Delaneys Dunky on




    The Stone Roses were heavy stoners. When John Squire got into coke and Ian Brown got heavier into weed, they split as a band. Only one had a succesful solo career. It wisnae the coke heid guitarist.

  6. Neustadt-Braw on

    goodnight all…to think that big Tam,s new contract is worth more than a basket of assets once was …



    hehehhehehe life is braw



    smiley working man tune in ma heid thing



    thank you Oldtim




  7. The early Stones were brilliant. Cover versions of American RnB songs at first but did some great songs of their own before becoming their own tribute band.





    Good choice,mate!



    Enjoy tomorrow. I’ll be there in spirit…

  9. !!Bada Bing!! on

    MWD- I have parked in Nuneaton St for years, really can’t see the council’s issue

  10. Delaneys Dunky on




    Won’t see you tomorrow pal. Canny wait to see you again next Friday. We will have a nice puff together.



  11. NATKNOW on 17TH MAY 2018 10:07 PM



    No band or performer can go that length of time and keep it up…..except perhaps Bob Dylan. :-)))






    The argument against that is simple. Listen to Blackstar by David Bowie.





  12. Delaneys Dunky on




    Magic classic maryjane influenced Stones track. Suited them. Little Red Rooster was the first RS song I heard when I was a baby. My mammy will tell you, It became my favourite ever song when I was 2. ?

  13. I have considered. And pondered.



    To the hurting hun fae Larkhall who called into SSB tonight and termed Rogic as average……



    You are right. Rogic is and will be average. No more, no less in quality than the rest of an attacking Celtic attacking midfield that Will rip you a new one for a generation.



    HH jamesgang

  14. DD


    Jetting in for the cup final (sent my invitation for the wedding back) – hope to see you and Sips at the Broony game or the 25th in the Kerrydale.


    Stevie (not Gerrard) Teuchter.

  15. DD last time we spoke we realised we had a kindred heritage. Well just went to Krakow with work, WOW what a place. I cried when I landed thinking of my papa, then everyone I met, knowing my heritage, well I have never felt so at home. If you’ve not been, you must go. Amazing lovely city. Btw, they love the Celtic. From Jackie to magic… and Barry D playing in Poland… Those Bhoys know the hoops!

  16. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on

    Good Evening fholks



    23rd June looking favourite date for the 2nd CQN Summer beer day oot.



    Stick it in your diary. More details to follow soon.







  17. Jinky


    I was having a conversation today with a Romanian workmate, who was absolutely gushing when recalling his sides victory over the famous Glasgow Celtic.


    Wha’s like us….lEh!

  18. Tuechter… all the best are like us, and their everywhere… but that’s what make us us

  19. ? on 17TH MAY 2018 10:42 PM



    NATKNOW on 17TH MAY 2018 10:07 PM



    No band or performer can go that length of time and keep it up…..except perhaps Bob Dylan. :-)))




    The argument against that is simple. Listen to Blackstar by David Bowie.








    For every Blackstar there is a Tin Machine LP.



    1980 was my favourite Bowie period.

  20. If anyone actually reads my very infrequent posts I’d appreciate a wee favour. Actually this is a biggy. If there are two spare tix for Sat going abegging (highly unlikely zi know) I’d happily gladly ecstatically take them of any hands who are offering.




  21. Let me just add. That is as long as there is not a fellow Tim more worthy of such a gift. I’ve been an infrequent visitor for half a season watching from BT so I’d never take a ticket from a fellow Tim who has attended even 1 game more than me this last season.




  22. !!Bada Bing!! on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 17TH MAY 2018 10:15 PM






    The Stone Roses were heavy stoners. When John Squire got into coke and Ian Brown got heavier into weed, they split as a band. Only one had a succesful solo career. It wisnae the coke heid guitarist.



    The Seahorses done a lot more after the split initailly G, but IB done some really good stuff after that FEAR ia a classic song and video HH

  23. weebawbabitty on

    Morning, has the night shift overslept, BP , hope you Joan frankie n benny are good my friend BUT FOR THE LAST TIME bud KEVJ is 100 per cent a tim

  24. And, of course, a Big Happy Eve-of-double-treble Friday to each and everyone of you. A potentially very special weekend is almost upon us. Future memories are made of these days.

  25. 50 shades of green on

    Morning Tims……



    Think it was Harry asking about the new strips first airing, I believe it will be on Sunday at Broonies testimonial..




    And well done to Celtic and Tom Rogic✍✍✍???

  26. Good morning good ghuys from a dry and sunny North Glasgow


    Well ghuys here we are Friday the penultimate day before, we hopefully make more history.


    The sun will be shinning and the hoops tops will be out in force mañana and We will bring great cheer to the dismal, dingy Hamdump.


    One last push from Brendan and the bhoys.


    This will be our 61st game of the season, that’s incrdible, is it a record???






    D. :)

  27. Delaneys Dunky on




    Hope to see you Sunday and Friday after you jet in from Canada. Enjoy Hampden in the sun.



  28. Delaneys Dunky on




    On my bucket list is Krakow.


    Lechia Gdansk is my Polish team.


    Gdansk is Green and White!



  29. Delaneys Dunky on




    For Each A Road


    For Everyman A Religion


    Finding Everything And Realising.


    F. E. A. R.


    You got the FEAR.


    Very clever classic tune by Ian Brown.


    The Seahorses were ok but love the work of IB.



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