“The stewards look terrified” – Ibrox racism whistleblower’s spectacular viral timeline
I seen this tweet yesterday and to be honest it is incredibly disappointing to have to continue to write about racism at Ibrox especially after the Glen Kamara and Kyogo Furuhashi incidents.
After *Rangers 1-1 draw with Motherwell on flag day yesterday, a supporter took to twitter to show his disgust at a fellow fan who he alleges was shouting racist abuse at The Steelmen’s goalscorer Kaine Woolery.
The fan runs a podcast called Flip the Mindset, and after the match had ended said, “Had to leave Ibrox 71 minutes in as when the boy woolery scored the racist abuse from some people around me was getting to much. It’s a minority I know but it’s every single time. Heartbreaking tbh. All I want to do is enjoy the fcking game. Still love my club.”
The tweet prompted a series of reactions from the Govan supporters mainly from denial, to whataboutery to claiming that the tweeter was just a downright liar.
As the day went on, the supporter went on and had to justify his original tweet due to the sheer volume of abuse he said he was receiveing, “See tbh, this is why it’s sometimes easier to turn a blind eye when you hear racist remarks as hard as that is. I’ve called it out today and been made to feel even more isolated than I felt today. People try bully you into the “not true” train. It’s ridiculous and disappointing”
And this morning, it just got worse for some sections of the Ibrox support as the tweets continued, “I tell you what, no person of colour is ever going to call racism out again at a football match with the amount of abuse I’ve received this past 24 hours. No wonder people keep quiet. Still proud I’ve called it out. Doesn’t make me any less of a fan than anyone else.“
And as the conversation continued, he revealed a series of screenshots from some supporters showing incredible support and verifying the events that he had recounted:
But if there is one positive to come out of this, the bravery of this fan taking to twitter to publicly call out the racists in his support has shown that there is a section of the Rangers support feeling the same. They want to call it out, but there does seem to be a genuine fear of a backlash from their fellow fans.
And as for the stewarding and security? Is it any wonder Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon were denied access?
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