Statements of Distraction, PR is an acquired taste


You know something is going down when Statements of Distraction are issued with wanton abandon.  Craig Whyte’s book release on Friday, is one possibility.

I wonder if Craig will reproduce fawning text messages he received from a current SPFL club PR head, asking for a job, among other things.

Then there is Ofcom, who are in receipt of Celtic’s letter and who have the authority to demand Sky reveal who transcribed Alfredo Morelos interview, incorrectly inserting accusations of racism.  If ownership of that issue is traced back to another SPFL club, charges of bringing the game into disrepute are sure to follow.

In other matters, Newco chairman Dave King recently announced plans to step down this year, when the club holds a share issue to raise funds.  Newco’s current PR is an acquired taste.  It remains to be seen if a new owner, or ownership group, feel their profile would be best projected by the existing PR.

Still, at least he’s not burned bridges with the media.

Our best wishes to Jackie McNamara, one of the men who stopped the 10, and is described as critical but stable in Hull Royal Infirmary after collapsing yesterday.

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  1. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    AIPPLE on 11TH FEBRUARY 2020 12:06 PM



    Calling VAR for review…




  2. Wee Nicola Sturgeon says the crowd at the Rangers v Celtic game on the 15/03/20 were a credit to the game, and perfectly well behaved ( © Kenny MacAskill )



    Remember where you read it first CSC

  3. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    AIPPLE on 11TH FEBRUARY 2020 12:11 PM



    haha. Congrats though :)




  4. I don’t exaggerate when I say Jackie needs all your thoughts and prayers .Since finding out on Saturday, those close to him have been shattered by the news. If it’s thoughts, prayers or just positivity,do it for Jackie because he’s the kind of guy who’d be the first to do it.



    From Paul Larkin

  5. Paul67



    I hope Ofcom have the remit and appetite you credit them with, but somehow I have my doubts either way spurious racism accusations are separate from adults that can’t deal properly with misbehaving children.

  6. NEWRADBHOY on 11TH FEBRUARY 2020 12:14 PM


    We’ve got to keep pressure on the board to keep houndingthem.





    A must do , but why am I not confident of that happening .



  7. Jackie wiz a Brilliant Celtic fullback, his link up play with Sid was sensational IMO, a real rebel with a clue, like his Dad.



    Saturday was not good obviously, the Whole fenian army and others are root toot tooting for ye Jackie Bhoy.

  8. “ Free the Main Stand Bairn “


    Free him from pressure free him from malice


    Free him from exploitation


    Free him from stress and pain


    Free him from shameful adults who


    Are using a child’s mistake for point scoring.


    Free him to grow as a child with guidance


    Love education hope and peace.


    Let him recognise his mistakes and give him the opportunity to act on it.


    “Free the main stand wean”



    “ Suffer little children that come unto me


    For Theres is the kingdom of heaven “


    Children are innocent from birth it’s adults and society who corrupt them.

  9. When will we find out about frimpongs injury and more important when will he return .


    Starting to get concerned about this .

  10. CaddingtonCommon on

    Sky news now showing the “racist” story on their online bulletin which also includes stories such as the virus epidemic, the HS2 problems, a Royal Family marriage split, and the Irish election.


    Dear oh dear




  11. glendalystonsils on

    bournesouprecipe on 11th February 2020 12:08 pm



    The Billy Boys creates a wonderful atmosphere , don’t you know.

  12. The child has been charged not handed a life sentence.



    I understand that being charged is a stressful experience but he does have his anonymity.



    I’m not sure I’d have reported a child to the police but I wouldn’t be shouting racist abuse in a crowded public place either.



    Some of you need to calm down.

  13. The Battered Bunnet on

    Very unusual as I understand it for a minor (a primary school child) to be charged with such an offence. Did sumdae insist that charges were pressed? Was the fact of the charge more important than the proper disposal of this case?

  14. northeast ghirl on




    Nothing has been proved yet, in your eyes the kid is guilty!



    Whoa, nobody ever charged in this country before and been innocent.



    Get a grip




    At no point did I say he was guilty.



    I’m not going to defend him either. It’s a matter for his solicitor.



    Celtic fans falling over themselves to protect somebody they don’t know for an incident they weren’t present for is ridiculous.

  16. northeast ghirl on




    You stated at no point would you be shouting racist abuse in a public place. So you know he was then from your post.

  17. A bit strange he heard racist abuse.. when media were saying Morelos had it shouted at him. was he trying to get brownie point from themasons at work?.. though Morelos didn’t hear , and certainly would not have been able to make it out.. Did we hear what the racist term was? meant to be?.

  18. Celtic at the time of the allegation of abuse of Morelos said they were also aware that at the same match the Celtic team and support were targeted by the away support , I hope they are demanding the match Commander if it was Sutherland or someone else has to make arrests and charge those involved, oh and publicise the fact that this has been done . Fight back

  19. The best way for me to ram all these media attacks down their


    throats is to keep winning



    Just keep your eye on the ball Celtic



    One game and one win at a time

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