Spineless, unacceptable attack on Celtic fans


Your reputation was dragged into the mud by Social Justice Minister, Humza Yousaf, MSP,on Twitter this morning.  He wrote:

“On upcoming Celtic Vs Rangers match, we need clear messaging from everyone that fans must stay at home. If Police intelligence tells us, despite clear messaging, that groups of fans are going to gather to square off with each other, we need to consider if game should be postponed.”

“If Police intelligence tells us groups of fans are going to square off with each other” is his technique of throwing the blanket of blame over Celtic fans to prevent him addressing the threat of further social unrest head on.  He feels safe saying adding “Celtic” instead of calling out the true problem.  It is as spineless as it is unacceptable.

Be clear: there are absolutely no plans to postpone this game and there is no police intelligence that fans will square off.  None.  What there is, is a significant threat that the problems of last weekend are repeated on 21 March.  As far as this SNP government is concerned, we dare not speak that problem’s name.

This has nothing to do with Celtic and nothing to do with Celtic fans but your government is happy to trash the reputation of both.  He is toying with the reputation of the innocent and the occasionally vulnerable young.  If a Celtic lad turned up wearing lipstick Yousaf’s head would explode.

A lead in the polls does not permit you a free kick at Celtic fans.  Social Justice Minister, give me strength, you are contemptible.


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  1. jackiemac



    better oot than in lol 🖒



    tho stats worry me as there is nothing ‘normal’ bout that hun mob even in its use.









  2. setting free the bears for Res. 12 & Oscar Knox on 13th March 2021 9:16 pm





    Please forgive me if I sound like a know-it-all, but living in the North of Ireland for 60+ plus years has made ME believe that (as Martin Mc G) said, the securitats control everything. Too deep for a Saturday night, especially after working all week. I enjoyed the debate – but believe that Celtic are being set up – as they were in the totally misnamed ‘Game of Shame’ – such s@@t

  3. My biggest argument aginst the covid armagedon is common sense



    IF and its a big IF the virus was as lethal (I do not doubt there is a virus at large in the UK, its just been hyped to death) as the media would tell us then………….



    Supermarket staff, would be decimated.



    Bear with me here



    When I go into a supermarket, I cough, pick my nose and touch all my shopping items (as do 1000’s of people every day)



    Then I take them to the checkout peoples



    And they then touch everything I have touched, coughed over and generally infected



    And they see 100’s a day and 1000’s a month



    Surely, being exposed to that level of contamination (remember this is a deadly virus) the poor peoples in the checkout would be checking out at alarming levels






    Feck me if they are all healthy, and not dying/being infected by the bucketload



    I would expect them to be bearing the brunt of this deadly virus



    In the 6 months I have realised this, I can’t find anyone to out argue this point



    These poor peoples are at the front line and should be dying/long covid’d out their poor faces



    Tell me I am wrong?



    Again I do not doubt the virus is here, I do not deny its killing people



    Just not at the numbers we have been led to believe

  4. Clunks!! Have had Covid, it was unpleasant, definitely would not trivialise it ! Getting vaccinated this wed !! Anyway bud that’s one of the best posts I have read on this anywhere!

  5. CLUNKS on 13TH MARCH 2021 11:06 PM



    ‘Tell me I am wrong?’






    You’re wrong.



    Look at the age profile of those most likely to die of Covid.



    Compare and contrast it with the age profile of supermarket workers.

  6. Ernie






    But flip the industry to bus drivers (mainly cash payments) and taxi drivers (again cash payments)



    Are they dying/infected out of proprtion to society at large?

  7. Cluncks, it is really really simple.



    It is not about who drives the busess and work in the supermarkers (age wise/health wise safer) it is about who they pass the virus onto.

  8. people are people and do these things (touch their nose/faces when itchy/uncomfortable out of habit)



    I know I have put myself up here to get shot down, and I accept that



    Just cant see why these people in customer facing industries are not getting massacred



    Its just an observation, and kinda flies in the face of what we are led to believe

  9. SAINT STIVS on 13TH MARCH 2021 11:43 PM


    Cluncks, it is really really simple.



    It is not about who drives the busess and work in the supermarkers (age wise/health wise safer) it is about who


    they pass the virus onto.






    Again I agree with this



    But statistically these people should be getting humped

  10. Saint stivs ! Don’t know why The people pick thur nose and handle fruit! But the do !! Again well said clunks also why do halfwits think they have won 55 titles in t8 years!! Who knows

  11. CLUNKS on 13TH MARCH 2021 11:44 PM



    trying again.



    it is not about the vulnarabilty of the 35 year old bus driver or 25 year old supermarket worker (god bless them all),



    they will feel little infection or non at all.



    it is about how their infection will spread to the more vunerablie.



    we are one year into this pandemic, and still people dont understand what is happening.

  12. Stivs



    I agree



    the general demographic of these industries is younger






    Not exclusively



    And neither are the deaths exclusive to the older generation either



    Young people die, as well as older peoples



    Am just not seeing it, in customer facing industry

  13. trying again,



    young customer facing bus driving till serving people might be infected but will not become ill from the virus, but they will pass it on to others,



    they are young and strong.



    they pass it on to older more vunerable people,



    parents, , grand parents,



    10,000 deaths in scotland so far.



    try getting some context on it.

  14. CLUNKS


    WE have had a good few workers from supermarkets with COVID



    40% deaths are from LTC homes.



    big problem is one gets takes it home and there are four or five or more people in the house who are exposed.



    It sure gets around fast, in Ontario we are back on an upward curve.



    Canada is about 50th in the industrial world for vaccinations ,it wont do.

  15. I am not talking about young bus driver or asymptomatic people in general~



    these industries are not exclusive to young healthy people



    what about the older people in these industries?



    are they dying en masse??



    This is my point



    I agree that younger people pass this on



    am not disputing or debating this



    older people in customer facing industries seem to be a statistical anomaly in that they are not dying/infected out of the ordinary?

  16. lets all do the huddle on

    so have the uk politicians handled the covid situation well?



    i think the answer to that is that we are basically still under 23 hours house arrest 1 year after it all started



    so that is ridiculous for a supposidly free and democratic country



    if this ever happens again i hope the politicians have a better plan



    but they w9nt

  17. older people in customer facing industries seem to be a statistical anomaly in that they are not dying/infected out of the ordinary?







    maybe all furloughed,



    seriuosly , what you on tonight, go get a celtic memory instead

  18. LETS ALL DO THE HUDDLE on 14TH MARCH 2021 12:02 AM



    try a celtic memory instead, go for it

  19. thanks for that stivs



    they are not all furloughed



    and you know that too



    To finish it with a “what you on tonight” comment (defo have tried to be polite and affable as I know this is a hugely polarising topic) says more about you than it does me



    Hail hail

  20. lets all do the huddle on

    what i would say about the politicians –



    when Boris has had to announce major restrictions on peoples freedoms down in south brit land – he really sounds like it goes against everything he believes in so he hates doing it



    i dont get that feeling with nicola



    she seems to have enjoyed her 15 minutes of dictatorship

  21. lets all do the huddle on

    LETS ALL DO THE HUDDLE on 14TH MARCH 2021 12:02 AM



    try a celtic memory instead, go for it





    not got a clue wot your point is



    but if you are wanting celtic memory



    i watched earlier robbie keanes hat trick at kilmarnock



    a game i was at obviously



    not sure that satisfys your point






    To observe that post-2012 Celtic decided to accept a rigged game ‘seems to me a matter of fact, not opinion. Unless anyone on here, in the face of all available evidence, believes the game in this country is clean?



    Thereafter I accept discerning motives for this strategy takes us into the realms of conjecture. Some seem to argue we had no choice. I argue we made a deliberate choice that served the interests of some (not the fans).




    The extent gone to to cover up what they accepted over the 7 years since Res12 was adjourned and ignore evidence provided is a factor that I think supports your conclusion that a deliberate choice was made that the fans would not approve of. Hence the need for what is still an ongoing pretence and cover up.



    Now if they were to act on their undertaking under Res11 at last AGM (that a small group of shareholders worked their asses off to get table) to engage with relevant authorities that would be a signal the pretence has ended.



    With one tweet saying “Talks with SFA and UEFA are underway to restore trust broken out of what was viewed as commercial necessity in 2012 ” that would lift the burden of renewal choice from ST holders (if such a statement were believed and who wouldn’t want to?

  23. TIMHORTON on 13TH MARCH 2021 11:55 PM



    It sure gets around fast, in Ontario we are back on an upward curve. Canada is about 50th in the industrial world for vaccinations, it won’t do.



    *Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital.



    Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training.



    He has frequently been described as the Father of Modern Medicine and one of the “greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope” and also wrote the training manual for incoming students that is used in Unis world wide including Edinburgh and Glasgow.



    He was born in Bond Head Ontario which is on Highway 27 north of Highway 9.



    Sir Frederick Grant Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential. In 1923, Banting received the Nobel Prize in Medicine



    He was born about 20 minutes up the road fae Osler in Alliston Ontario.



    Yet here we are living in the same part of the world as these great men and still waiting for our vaccinations, I blame that useless fat trump wannabe.

  24. SAINT STIVS on 14TH MARCH 2021 12:19 AM









    ‘the greenock tesco workers comment was beyond the pail.’









    ps it should be pale. Just sayin’.

  25. Let’s all D T H , the nats Scottish gov ! Independence merchants! Have undoubtedly used this pandemic!! Seriously! Does anyone think independence would benefit the majority of us ‘ if they do ! Could they outline us on why wee would be better??

  26. an tearmann



    Shocking news re Marvin Hagler


    One of the finest fighters ever to get in the ring


    And part of a group of fighters who were prepared to


    Get in the ring


    With each other


    Marvin – Ray – Tommy – Roberto


    All greats

  27. Yeah, let’s all burn our kids future to protect the nhs, the same nhs that’s taking about striking after all off us putting our lives on hold for a year to make there lives easier.

  28. lets all do the huddle on

    Wishaw Tim – i hope you arent an ex-St Aidan’s man with your pro-Klan views