Neil Lennon nails partisan Scottish Government


When asked about the Scottish Government’s incredible action, which gave Newco a competitive advantage over Celtic and Aberdeen, Neil Lennon said, “I can’t comment on what the Rangers (sic.) boys did. What I can comment on is the reaction from the Government, which I find bewildering.

“Considering the way they treated us after the Bolingoli incident. There seems to be double standards at the minute as far as we’re concerned.

“We were subjected to ‘privileged footballers, yellow card and blah, blah, blah’. We have been treated in one way and other clubs have been treated another by the Government and that’s unacceptable from our point of view.”

On discovering Boli Bolingoli broke Covid rules, Celtic isolated the player, disciplined and transfer listed him.  He has not been near Celtic Park in the three months since.  At a time when the virus was at its lowest, Nicola Sturgeon switched into Daughter of Ayrshire mode and grandstanded on Bolingoli’s transgression, banning Celtic (and Aberdeen, for players visiting a pub) from playing football for two weeks.

On discovering two of their players broke Covid rules, Newco isolated and disciplined both.  Sturgeon was silent, instead a Scottish Government spokesperson issued a statement offering Newco their support.  Despite prevalence of the virus being much higher, this incident did not register with this Government.

I have a friend who often refers to the ‘Everyone’s against us’, siege mentality, they try so hard to foster at Ibrox.  Giving people something to fight against brings the best out of them, especially if they are ‘privileged footballers’.

Neil Lennon needs to use this two-faced Government action.  Let the players know they are up against a Government who could not wait to cause fixture congestion to them, while allowing Newco to play on. None of this remotely surprises me, this is a glimpse into how things will be, Scotland.

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  1. Paul 67


    Do you think it’s right that Lawwell gets you, Joe O’Rourke and Neil Lennon to come out fighting re the praise for sevco and a yellow card for and suspension of matches for Celtic while he, as CEO, says nothing?


    Do you agree his position is untenable?


    Will he eventually say that the reason he done and said nothing is because he didn’t read the SNPs comments? He likes that excuse.

  2. I see the former owner of BHS was jailed for evading 564k in tax, he was sentenced to 6 years, I am at a complete loss in understanding the difference between his offence and the EBTs operated by a now liquidated company from this country with the recipients still in the public eye, coupled to the wee tax case nobody has been charged with this.





    ‘ It would be fair to say that a substantial number of the Celtic support nowadays would favour Scottish independence while recognising it is likely that SNP would not be the party in power. ‘








    It would be nonsense.



    But that’s the nats stock in trade.



    So no surprise.



    Before you disappear can you tell me why, even now, not one SNP politician has dared to breathe a word of criticism of their Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012?

  4. DESSYBHOY on 5TH NOVEMBER 2020 5:28 PM



    It was £2.2m I think.



    People will say one was avoidance and the other was evasion, but as far as I’m concerned, once the side letters were issued the EBT cases became evasion.



    Regarding BHS what is more striking is the difference between one owner getting the pokey for evading tax and the other being resident in Monaco and therefore not having to pay tax.

  5. Dessybhoy



    Rangers were up to tax avoidance which broke fiscal rules. Civil matter. Tax evasion is when you are clearly doing something criminal like laundering, fiddling the books etc



    A bit like unlawful vs illegal

  6. LAMBERT14 @ 5:12 PM,






    Victimhood sells…



    Do Daughter’s of Ayrshire have Uncle Tom’s???









    Hail Hail

  7. PHILBHOY on 5TH NOVEMBER 2020 5:37 PM



    Any team news



    Yes Rangers were liquidated. Sashes to Ashes🤣😂

  8. Take an autocue away from The Gonk,and he loses the power of speech, a total gibbering embarrassment

  9. look my late father has been dead now for 40 years, he was a croybhoy all his life, sadly he died from bronchial pneumonia at age 53, probably from working down the pit at cardowan and bedlay colleries, he once told me SNP, was strictly no papes, dont know if it was true, but sadly he is no longer here to voice his opinion, a true fenian to the end, like all croybhoys were.,H,H.

  10. CONEYBHOY on 5TH NOVEMBER 2020 5:35 PM









    ‘Rangers were up to tax avoidance which broke fiscal rules.’







    Once the side letters were issued the whole basis changed. It became evasion.



    They were saying to HMRC, and to the footballing authorities, ‘these are the employment contracts’, when they weren’t. Those contracts ceased to exist, and were replaced by new contracts, once the side letters were issued.

  11. Philbhoy – Thank you, the wife made a lovely curry and 1 of my work colleagues gave me 2 big bottles of Estrella Damm which are chilling, just having a nice cold tinny just now before settling down on my own😞 to watch the tic.



    Normally all the family would be round and my mates for the footie…but hey ho.



    Thanks again to everyone.🙏🙏🙏



    D :)

  12. dettolandtheblackash on




    You won’t find me defending SNP over the Offensive Behaviour at football Legislation-why would I ? My original concern raised earlier and by a number of others is in how the Blog owner has recently taken a much more overt political stance couched in rhetoric that harks back to the 60s. The blog post also triggered a number of unfortunate sectarian comments that most Celtic fans would wish to distance themselves from

  13. David 66



    Happy birthday David I hope you get the present you want most tonight.
















    ‘You won’t find me defending SNP over the Offensive Behaviour at football Legislation-why would I ?’







    Not what i asked.



    This what I asked



    ‘why, even now, not one SNP politician has dared to breathe a word of criticism of their Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012?’



    If you don’t have an answer why not ask your party? Or don’t you ask them questions?

  15. Sevco lose a goal, commentators give their fans a team talk referencing prevous postives.



    Compare and contrast to what’s said if we dip in form or lose a goal.

  16. Ernie Lynch 6.02pm



    If it concerns you so much, as it seems to, why don’t you ask them. It would satisfy your apparent curiosity.

  17. radio shortie before the huns game sounded like Tom Miller from Rangers tv.



    magnificent defending, supree goalscoring, players all imrpoved, gerrard a master tactician, their training regime shows how they are the best team in scotland, not lost in portugal in last 5 games, have won 10 times against portugese teams



    I hope they get humped.



    and fluck the coefficient

  18. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    SAINT STIVS: There are some among us who remember Neilly Mochan even before the game you featured. 1954 isn’t really that long ago in terms of being at your first Celtic game , as I see youngsters about two and even in shawls! When the games were on😟


    I was age 4 for my first game Neil’s signing in 1953 coming some 10 years later.


    He had some start to his Celtic career as is well documented and was reckoned to have the hardest shot in Scotland.


    Bet you wish you had left the SNP out of the previous article’s input😁Keep the old photos coming. I love them almost as much as Tontine’s stories!

  19. FRIESDORFER on 5TH NOVEMBER 2020 6:07 PM




    It should concern SNP supporting Celtic fans more than it concerns me, don’t you think?

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