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. Boyd for Celtic?



    I think Neil is playing some mind games. ;)



    I’m sure Neil would happily see Boyd back in their squad because he would be no threat at all to Celtic. The guy has obviously made some decent money over the last few years and doesn’t seem like the type who would work harder than ever, for a lot less money, which he would need to. I hope he rejoins them because he isn’t one of those players who would be determined to prove the doubters wrong.

  2. Campbell C0rrigan (Police Typing fail) has 500,000 hits on his video on Youtube!



    Two and a half times the number of hits Bob Dylan has on “Shelter From The Storm!



    Makes you wonder, don’t it?

  3. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Top Corner Dont be to dismissive fella folk said we would never sign Alfie Conn and we did its a funny old game Football.H.H,

  4. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on



    see to be honest with you m8 as a kid i have dodged the train fare myself may times


    but the difference was that when i got caught- i either paid the fare or got off


    even as a boy i was still man enough to face the consequences



    Theres no way i would be having an interview in the retard and claiming innocence either



    anyway last word on the subject for me spikey, the floor is all yours

  5. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    Neil lennon today did not rule out signing messi for celtic



    absolutely true by the way

  6. I think it’s unfair to compare the talented Alfie Conn with the slimeball Boyd.



    I reckon Alfie Conn gave it his best shot when at Celtic including against the huns.





    Alfie’s best shot against the huns came off the inside of the post.



    From about thirty yards. Belter of a shot,I thought it summed up his time with us.



    It didn’t work out,but it wasn’t for the want of class or application.

  8. The Singing Detective on

    Great to see Ki getting the Korean Player Of The Year Award.



    Should enhance his transfer value.



    Whilst I would prefer that we keep the current squad intact until the summer,if someone needs to be sold to raise funds for a decent striker..that person is Ki.



    He is more suited to the style of play in the Italian and Spanish leagues.



    Hope Blackman gets some gametime against Killie…I would hate to see Izzy thrown in against the GA.


    Still remember that Hun,Craig Patterson,clattering Henrik on the byeline on his return from his injury.

  9. Bobby’s



    I thought it hit the crossbar, at Ibrox from memory.



    Maybe Lenny would sign Boyd just for the fun of him, Johann and Thommo kicking the sh.. out of him everyday in training.



    Boyd was always going to be found out when leaving the huns.



    B.t.w. how many penalties did he score from to boost his tally? The same could be said of the diving cheat Jelavic.

  10. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    As a Celtic supporter I will be happy with whoever Lennie wants to sign for Celtic It interests me though how El Deigo Bhoy knows that if we did sign Boyd he wouldnt try as hard as Alfie Conn did? Does he have a direct line to the player ? I dont think Boyd would actualy sign for us but I do not know for certain its just my gut feeling. H.H.

  11. Ma granniy’s hairdresser told her that she heard it from PL that we have swopped Broony for Messi, Iniesta and Xavi- – – True, will happen in January, honest!







  12. Joe Filippis Haircut



    fair do’s chief



    in fact i remember being somewhat excited at the lad playin for Scotland



    he looked like a player at international level, early doors



    sadly, that changed



    more down to attitude rather than ability



    a common problem



    wherever he goes, i have no beef with the guy



    instead, i have cheddar, pickled onion and worcester sauce




  13. The Honest Cover-up on

    Fortunes Favour Mibbes says:


    22 December, 2011 at 14:04



    The point I was making about the supermarket was that by presenting a invalid ticket on a train it was like trying to pay for goods in a shop with an invalid voucher. If someone was refusing to pay at the till in a busy shop (on Christmas eve for instance) and using foul and abusive language to the checkout girl and holding up the queue then I’d have no sympathy for him if he was removed.


    I’d agree with you if the Big Man knocked lumps out of the wee guy, but he didn’t. He just “papped him out” as someone put brilliantly put it. The same thing would happen in any bar if you refused to pay for a round of drinks then started swearing at people.


    He wouldn’t have hit the deck if he hadn’t resisted ejection or, better still, just paid for a ticket or left himself like he was asked to a dozen times.



    By the way, I realise that by the letter of the law it probably has to be looked at and dealt with but I think it’s a shame that he may end up having an assault conviction and that more people don’t think what he did was understandable.

  14. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on



    My failing memory tells me that it was at CP at the celtic end



    but hey i cant find my car keys in the morning so dont rely on memory too much!


    was the game live on tv



    strange in those days i know

  15. The Honest Cover-up on

    ElDiegoBhoy says:


    22 December, 2011 at 18:40



    Making him dress as Hoopy the Huddle hound in the small print of his contract would be a cracking bit of humiliation for him and the Huns. Could lift the squad morale no end!

  16. The Singing Detective on

    Alfie Conn’s shot that struck the left hand post agin’ the GA?



    Try fifteen yards….you just knew that he was never going to score against them…



    On the other hand,never thought that Kenny Miller would give us anything other than his best,when he was signed.



    Lawwell treated Kenny and Garry Cauldwell very shabbily,given that they gave us the opportunity to sign them on a Bosman.



    Well we certainly got blowback…..

  17. The Singing Detective says:


    22 December, 2011 at 18:36



    Craig Moore tackle on Henrik, I lost it that day ,still ashamed at what I shouted after it:O(

  18. Chris Boyd – please get a grip. Wasn’t he part of the famous monster munch rebellion against PLG at Ibroke. There are many former H*ns i’d like to see in a Celtic strip, Arteta for 1, but Chris Boyd really! It has to be a big no Lenny.

  19. voguepunter says:


    22 December, 2011 at 18:55


    The Singing Detective says:


    22 December, 2011 at 18:36



    Craig Moore tackle on Henrik, I lost it that day ,still ashamed at what I shouted after it:O(



    Are you talking about the one where Moore kicked Henrik between the legs from behind,,,,if it is i agree it was a shocker,how that fud never got sent of is one of life’s little mystery’s



    Hail hail

  20. oglach UFB says:


    22 December, 2011 at 19:00



    Arteta is a class player,boydy is a classless goat worrier.

  21. ibleedgreenandwhite1 says:


    22 December, 2011 at 19:00



    That’s the one ,almost put the King into the asbestos stand.


    the reason why the hun was not sent off is simple,ref was Scottish.



    Not going to tell you what I said .

  22. i don’t mind who we sign as long as he can do 2 of the following






    score with his head


    scores often


    scores penalties


    hold the ball up








    score with free kicks


    defend when needed


    dribble with skill


    pass the ball well


    team player






    team player


    knows how to tackle well




    attack when needed








    command his defence


    owns his box


    can save the ball


    can tackle when needed

  23. Ten Men Won The League on

    Aberdeen’s Peter Pawlett has had a red card rescinded by the Scottish Football Association’s fast-track tribunal.



    Pawlett was sent off after a lunging tackle on Hibernian’s Lewis Stevenson during a 1-0 victory for the Dons.



    And Pawlett’s sending off has now been downgraded to a yellow card for unsporting behaviour




    I don’t remember James Forrest getting just a yellow for a similar challenge on the Hamilton player last January, eh Mr Collum?

  24. The Singing Detective on




    That’s the tackle.



    A real ‘Welcome Back To The SPL’, from a smirking Hun.



    Coolhaund Henrik was shaken…..but not stirred.

  25. voguepunter says:


    22 December, 2011 at 19:04


    ibleedgreenandwhite1 says:


    22 December, 2011 at 19:00



    That’s the one ,almost put the King into the asbestos stand.


    the reason why the hun was not sent off is simple,ref was Scottish.



    Not going to tell you what I said .




    I wasn’t too complementary that day either m8 :D



    As per though Henrik got up,dusted himself down and got on with it,World class :D



    Hail hail

  26. TopCorner says:


    22 December, 2011 at 19:23



    Watched the clip again,just after the idiot has been removed from the park,check the ref.


    He looks like he is agreeing with someone on his earpiece,”send keeper off”

  27. voguepunter says:


    22 December, 2011 at 19:28



    imagine that in a Celtic v Rangers match ?



    new legislation ?



    there’d be queues at the border !

  28. Evening bhoys, going to be very cold tonight, but not a bother, it’s still hun free.



    Boyd, don’t make me laugh, fair play to Lenny for winding up the hacks.



    As for the GB team at the Olympics, go for it, can only enhance the demise of the sectarian fa.



    Fair doos to the Dutch manager for taking his team off the pitch, brave man, over to you Lenny…..



    Reclaim the orange, why not, the shame never had an orininal idea in their lifes, would seriously pee them off.