Rascal racism


Football’s impudent scamps have long caused more annoyance than actual harm to their clubs.  Many live by a different moral code to the rest of us which leads to all sorts of excesses, including the occasional violent bust-up.

Can you kick a team mate on the training field and punch him in the dressing room?  You bet, there are hundreds of precedents for you.  You can certainly kick lumps out of an opponent, but what about doling out racial references in the middle of a game?

The use of a racist term in my office, and I’m sure your workplace, would lead to summary disciplinary procedures, but football has a way of looking at miscreants through rose tinted lenses.  The hoary old defence on these occasions, be if for footballers or anyone else, is ‘He’s not a racist, some of his best friends are….’.

This doesn’t matter.  The guilty party may be more rascal than racist but he needs to be treated in the same way anyone else using racist language in the workplace would be.  English football has done enormous work to combat racism since the 1980s but it’s in danger of undermining these efforts by accommodating people who should know better.

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  1. Ernie



    perhaps you should think about sending Paul an email asking that he remove your last comment..

  2. The Battered Bunnet on




    Hope the new Gig’s up to snuff.



    Best to you and yours for Christmas.




  3. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ says 22 December, 2011 at 15:05 BBK Is Dallas working at UEFA?


    His title in the article is UEFA’s Referee Officer,sounds like a promotion to me.He was taking the “credit” for getting Brother Thomson a gig at EURO 2012. We should have lobbied UEFA’s main sponsors after his sacking IMO mate.hh

  4. A NUMBER of players from Celtic´s Under-19 squad have been rewarded for their hard work with contract extensions.



    John Herron, Paul George, Joe Chalmers and Marcus Fraser have signed new three-year deals, while Callum McGregor and Jackson Irvine already secured three-year contracts earlier in the campaign.



    The Celtic Youth Academy graduates have shown great progression in the first half of the 2011/12 season, with only one defeat in the league so far and a string of excellent performances in the NextGen Series. And both Paul Geoge and Marcus Fraser have made their first-team debuts this season.



    Under-17 graduates Michael Miller and Jamie Lindsay are also both set to sign their first full-time professional contracts with the club in the New Year.



    Meanwhile, Omar Bogle, has been released through mutual consent, with Rhys Murrell-Williamson set to follow. The club thank both of them for their time at Celtic and wish them the best of luck in their career

  5. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 says:


    22 December, 2011 at 15:20


    ‘ernie- not the best analagy.. ‘




    The Colt Revolver was known as The Equalizer for a reason.

  6. I hope the celtic trio do not play for team GB as it will be at a time when we may have some tasty euro qualifiers to play.



    [Olympics run from 27 july till 12 August]

  7. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    “crackin motor boydy”


    “wheres yours kyley”


    “got attacked by a hoard of fenian nursry students throwing sectarian stones at it, like everything else round hre its broke

  8. Ernie



    You’ve missed the point. ‘Knives’ have no place in rational arguments. Think this point has been proved enough recently.

  9. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    Spot on. This could be illicit employment if you get my drift? I think he was heaved out for industrial misconduct was he not?

  10. Fenianinho says:



    22 December, 2011 at 14:11



    Fully agree with the sentiments in your post. I have spent a lot of time traveling with my family, two years of which was spent in South Africa. There, there is clear definition between Whites, Blacks and Coloureds. My personal experience there was that the ‘Blacks’ were by far the most friendly and welcoming people in the country. However, that is not my point. I went there expecting Race to be a serious issue but found exactly the opposite. I had two young boys at the time and they did not even see colour in peoples skins. I remember my young son, who was probably 4 or 5 at the time ask me “Dad – Am I Black?” Don’t get me started on Oprah Winfrey though :)

  11. the wee guy claimed that he was given tha wrong tickets


    has anyone proven that he wasnt


    if i was given the wrong tickets, i wouldnt have gotten off the train


    the ticket collector should have phoned ahead


    the next week a ticket collector was stabbed down south for approaching fare dodgers



    the attitude on here makes me sick


    did non of you ever skip the bus/train when you were wee


    but those were the good old days



    did none of you ever skip into the match ?


    get carried over


    more romantic tho ?



    but now you’re all grown up, changed your voting habits, got yer fancy motors and salaries


    and spout a load of pish about how you would have done this and done that



    imo all were partly to blame


    would tha big man have doen the same in the streets of glasgow with wee guys


    fair play to him if he would have but i dont read about this too many times


    arguably the big guy has doen more wring to society than the wee guy ever will – seeing as he works in investment





    but the bigger picture never comes into it



    celtic quaint news

  12. Caesar says:


    22 December, 2011 at 15:31





    You’ve missed the point. ‘Knives’ have no place in rational arguments.’




    Didn’t see a lot of rational argument going on.



    Just a fat man, maybe hungry and anxious to get home so he could stuff his face a bit more, throwing someone half his size off a train.



    I’m not the one condoning violence here. Once violence starts there’s no telling where it might end.

  13. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    “imo all were partly to blame”


    no me pal I’m 100% innocent, now philvis.., theres a suspect if ever there was one.

  14. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    aye ernie.., if you must refer to weapons the ‘chib’ is the word your looking for

  15. Anyone got any updates on what’s happening with the key info the SFA are waiting on from Craig whyte?



  16. Bourne



    “Philvis was right, moving from an Agrarian to a Capitalist Society is the way forward!”

  17. hen1rik says:


    22 December, 2011 at 15:55


    ‘Anyone got any updates on what’s happening with the key info the SFA are waiting on from Craig whyte?’




    Whyte’s going to deal with just after he starts the defamation action against the BBC.



    Which I’m sure will be any day now.

  18. Ernie,


    A wee bit fatuous with the knife thing there fella.


    I’ve seen the results of wee guys with knives against big guys way too often.


    Perhaps use a different analogy here given the Raemmon tragedy particularly.

  19. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    Jude2005- Freemasonry spreads far and wide,i wonder how that action against Steven Craven is coming along…..That nonsense sounded like it was Daryl Broadfoot at work,in full attack mode. ha ha.

  20. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Well Lennie has put the cat amongst the pigeons in saying he rates Kris Boyd and could see no problems if he signed for Celtic.The knuckle draggers will be apolexic I think there is more than just a little mischief in Lennies comments and I say well done Neil.H.H.

  21. That idiot dallas mocks the pope and is still in a job yet his employers charge us over a banner its a total farce.

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