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.