Good old Scottish media. You can always rely on them for some funny quips, headlines and a welcome home for their footballing heroes.
Except this guy is no footballing hero.
But was the reports centred around how sorry the Kilmarnock striker was for his comments? Some regret or remorse even?
Of course not. Kyle Lafferty was reported as ‘bursting’ to face us with the amusing anecdote of ‘doing star jumps’ outside of Derek McInnes’ office.
And it was lauded by the Daily Record.
And the Record even has the cheek and audacity to report this, “Lafferty hasn’t played since October due to a ten game ban imposed by the SFA after a clip went viral appearing to show him using sectarian language.“
Appearing? He f*ck*ng did it. He actually admitted to it.
It’s there. All in glorious HD.
It’s this kind of reporting that makes me sick to the back teeth of the Scottish journalists.
It’s little wonder Scottish football fans, and us Celtic fans in particular, have a deep distrust of the hacks.
Only in Scotland is racism referred to as sectarianism.
— Michael Mayes (@michaelmayesy) January 10, 2023
Whilst singing fck the pope ?
— Mick R (@Michael08775715) January 11, 2023
I’m an AberGer but even I don’t think Derek should be flaunting the Yellow Hand of Ulster on his clothing like this 😡
— AberGersFamily 🐑🤝🐻 (@MccoistWillie) January 12, 2023
We’re told that’s it’s a ‘society’ issue. Society watches on as Lafferty exposes his true nature and is welcomed back by the Scottish media with ‘star jumps’ and a wee handshake. No comment on remorse, regret nor reflection..just a token 10 game ban to satisfy us Fenian B*st*rds. https://t.co/UhJIbpPJzt
— Liberal Republican (@socialistlibrep) January 11, 2023