Scot Gov minister cheap attack on Celtic fans


You know what happened.  Celtic fans celebrated our league win in the city centre on Saturday.  In contrast to the carnage that visited the city a year earlier, there were no serious incidents and, by Police Scotland’s own statement, there were only minor issues to deal with.  Forget the facts, that’s not the impression some people want to give the world about Celtic fans.

We can speculate that the Herald/Times journalist who yesterday wrote on Twitter, “Glasgow’s city centre has been left in a total state this morning. Broken glass, cans rubbish all over the place. It’s worse than my pics can show” was motivated to a specific end.

The four photos which accompanied his Tweet showed overwhelmingly tidy streets.  Streets that appear tidier than on any average Sunday morning.  As far as smear attempts go, this one was laughable.  If you cannot find photos of “rubbish all over the place”, don’t put photos up showing the opposite!

A year ago, Scottish Government minister, Patrick Harvie, criticised Newco fans for their trashing of Glasgow and received the kind of backlash you would expect.  Like a self-seeking politician, he was itching to show equivalence yesterday.

Responding to the laughable Tweet showing tidy streets, Harvie, declared, “I don’t care which football team wins anything, or whether someone else behaved worse last time or not. Trashing the city centre, and other behaviour I saw yesterday, is unacceptable. Show some respect for your city and the people you share it with.”

This was a deliberate attack on you and me by a government minister to satisfy his own ends.  Harvie and his cabal are not even ‘green’ in the political sense.  He publicly celebrated his First Minister buddy when she failed to call on the Westminster government to scrap the Cambo oil field.

Harvie even went after Greenpeace, when they had the temerity to criticise the Scottish First Minister, surely a unique moment in ‘green’ politics.  If he cannot convince Greenpeace of his green credentials, you have to wonder what his motivations are (note: it appears to be transgender politics).

A deliberate act of throwing Celtic fans reputation under the bus without any justification is appalling behaviour for a government that should always act impartially, not seek false equivalence.  Celtic fans will no longer sit back and be abused like this by a low-rent ideologue.

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  1. Meanwhile back in the real world today would be the best day of the year to bury bad news for the teddy bears



    The Scottish Sun are running a story (reported 5 days ago in the Athletic) that Sevco have settled with Sports Direct International and will pay a confidential amount.



    In the binary world of the orc that’s them getting their arses handed to them and waving goodbye to a big percentage of this years profits they were telling us about. On another day this would be the biggest story in Scottish football, especially coming so soon after the weekend



    Their accounts will make even more interesting reading this year

  2. Every transfer fee (Patterson and his 16 million) is fluffed up for the gullible every payout confidential.

  3. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    CALL ME GERRY on 16TH MAY 2022 7:42 PM



    Good evening RTB




    From whom do you seek clarification (and explanation)?






    Was just looking to see what the blog thought e.g.




    LAMBERT14 on 16TH MAY 2022 4:59 PM

  4. CHAIRBHOY on 17TH MAY 2022 9:00 AM




    Careful now.



    As the Democrat President of the United States of America Biden is surely a Democratic Unionist.



    As opposed to a Republican President.



    Why would anyone support a Democratic Unionist rather than a Republican?



    It’s almost like the words might have different conotations in different contexts.

  5. CELTIC40ME on 17TH MAY 2022 9:08 AM




    Well their accountants will be scratching their heads wondering how to show a confidential amount in the accounts.

  6. ERNIE LYNCH on 17TH MAY 2022 9:25 AM



    Their auditors won’t



    They hid the contingent liability from last years accounts but they won’t be able to get away with it this year.

  7. They could, conceivably have waved goodbye to all this year’s profits



    We’ll see in the summer. Even with CL money this will have a direct effect on their transfer budget. CL cash will just about cover their losses, any transfers may still have to be funded from sales



    So selling their best players to fund replacements. What could go wrong ?

  8. FOURSTONECOPPI on 17TH MAY 2022 7:00 AM






    FOURSTONECOPPI, remember the old adage. If you keep arguing with stupid people you become one of them!



    Best avoided, eh?

  9. Just had a a quick read back and see Julienn has been discussed. At the game on Sat, I watched him closely at the parading of the trophy round the pitch.



    1. No clapping


    2. no smile


    3. did not speak to any team mate


    4. no attempt to engage with the fans


    5. massive huff



    He wants out all right

  10. The scottish media are certainly giving everything they have with some puff pieces from seville.


    Basically, (person 1) surprises (person 2) with ticket. Repeat ad nauseam.


    Meanwhile, an SG minister gets his recycled knickers in a twist over excessive littering.


    Scotland can be an odd little place sometimes

  11. Oakbank Bhoy on

    Do season ticket holders on the automatic renewal scheme have to renew for next season? Confused!

  12. Celtic40me



    Had a look on various sites re SDIR still awaiting as far as I see,good shout about burying bad news from the club ‘accepted into’our league on Olympic opening ceremony night.


    If you hear anything please post,


    Hope you and yours had a good few celebrations with the champions over the weekend.




  13. Weebobbycollins on

    Chris Jullien is a decent enough player but seems to love a drama. At the risk of upsetting Turkeybhoy…


    Au Revoir et bonne chance…

  14. I saw a clip on Twitter of a Bear getting denied his flight due to stealing drink out the aircraft trolley. Big sombrero, big tears. Eejit

  15. Weebobbycollins on

    I don’t think I have ever wanted a team to lose a football match as much as I want the huns to get stuffed on Wednesday. The narrative is being prepared…Seville Snakes equal to or greater than Lisbon Lions. They will try and compare Tavernier to Big Billy. It can’t be allowed to happen…

  16. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Anyone heard of any confirmed pre-season games / dates in Austria / Switzerland?



    There is a chance – ahem – that me and WeeBGFC may actually be – entirely coincidentally – in that general vicinity (Southern Bavaria en-route to Rrrrrrrome) for one-day only at the start of July.



    Trying to engineer entire family summer holiday arrangements around a single pre-season friendly in the Alps.



    Shhhhhhhhh, don’t tell Mrs BGFC :-))






  17. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    WEEBOBBYCOLLINS on 17TH MAY 2022 10:45 AM


    Seville Snakes equal to or greater than Lisbon Lions. They will try and compare Tavernier to Big Billy. It can’t be allowed to happen…





    Only in their own fevered minds and this locality.



    Lisbon Lions have immortality and fame across the World 55 years after Lisbon.



    The outside world will forget them before the Glasgow Fare.






  18. Tom McLaughlin on



    Just had a a quick read back and see Julienn has been discussed. At the game on Sat, I watched him closely at the parading of the trophy round the pitch.


    1. No clapping


    2. no smile


    3. did not speak to any team mate


    4. no attempt to engage with the fans


    5. massive huff



    Sorry but most of that is just not correct.



    I still have a recording of the entire Sky TV live broadcast and after the players left the podium with the cup you can instantly see CJ hugging and then talking to Jota. Over the next 30 minutes or so, he can be seen smiling and joking with various team-mates. Several times he can be seen waving and clapping to the supporters along with other players.



    Ok he wasn’t dancing about like Kyogo and Jota but the same can be said of Karamoko and Barkas. It is natural for players who have not been part of the season to be more reserved in their celebrations.



    As I said yesterday, Compper was slaughtered on here for waving to the crowd on trophy day after his season of inaction. The general feeling was – who does he think he is?



    I do agree that I believe he will be off in the summer, but there was certainly no “massive huff” on Saturday.

  19. Coneybhoy



    Did ye celebrate the title? I know,I know worried sick about julien all weekend must have been a trauma,but am sure you maybe managed a beer or two.


    Nice one re Al,he managed to fit everything in despite forgetting his head lol,had a good few St Paul’s lagers


    With him and a few good Celts.




  20. Weebobbycollins on

    BGFC…you’re right but they will try and push it…and I, as always, just want to see them humbled.

  21. The Census is the latest SNPcult project to ‘hit the skids’. Postponing it last year whilst the rest of the UK went ahead and had a 97% successful return was ‘nonsense on stilts’



    Once again it’s differentiation for differentiation sake – let’s tartanize everything regardless of the outcome.



    Just imagine what they would do with pensions & benefits with Mr (Bean) Swinney as social security minister in the unlikely event of independence – LOL.



    If you value your pension & benefits, especially Labour’s Tax Credits – for God’s sake don’t vote for the bumbling cult.

  22. Tom McLaughlin on




    Worry not my friend.



    The horrible huns will be horrendously humbled tomorrow night.



    Then the fun will begin.

  23. Tom McLaughlin on




    Why are you so terrified of independence if you’re so sure it’s not going to happen?



    I think your constant drivel on this subject is just you trying to convince yourself. Try a real comfort blanket.

  24. Oakbank Bhoy on

    Sorry to annoy anyone. Could somebody tell me me if my season ticket [which I’ve had for 20 years] is automatically renewed this year? Thanks!

  25. Tom McLaughlin on




    Only if you have selected the automatic renewal option, otherwise you need to renew it manually.

  26. WEEBOBBYCOLLINS on 17TH MAY 2022 10:45 AM



    I wouldn’t worry about it. It doesn’t matter how much they try and spin it.



    Not being Champions of Europe can never be compared to being Champions of Europe. Everyone knows this.



    The Lions played the Champions of France, Switzerland, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia and Italy and beat them all. They played the champions of Sweden and lost. The comparison ends there.

  27. Oakbank bhoy



    If you have renewed your ticket will be updated automatically.




  28. I only ask because it seems the word b*st*rd isn’t, even when used as part of a proverb.



    Just wondered who finds prick and pish acceptable but b*st*rd not to be.



    Seems ******* stupid to me.

  29. Oakbank Bhoy on

    Thanks guys! that’s a relief. It’s a nightmare trying to get info on Official site.

  30. Ernie. Your defending a fellow unionist is laughable



    Re jimmybellstrolls



    Nothing to write about the champions.



    Let’s get in there about julien the day before we lift a title(fri)



    Title day nothing



    Day after title


    Let’s float some child abuse shite/mention Dom McKay,as the unionist vermin has nothing to say on Celtic.



    Tory scum on claiming to be of the left.



    All part of keevs car crash.youll know that.

  31. Moderator1888 on




    If you can’t keep it civil, please scroll on by



    I have deleted a few of your posts for language



    You are treading a line mate, and mostly you find yourself at the wrong side



    Please reign it in