“This is a Top 10 SMSM tweet of all-time imo” – The time a BBC reporter got rinsed trying to deny Celtic fans stand against fascism
This popped up on my timeline because of a guy I follow on Twitter.
I almost scrolled past it but took a double take and decided to have a wee look.
Now, to be fair, it was a tweet from over two years ago but it still resonates now with me today as it did back then at how the SMSM report anything to with Celtic either on a negative slant, or so as not to give credit where it is due.
October 2019, Celtic faced Lazio in the Europa League where the Hoops recorded a famous 2-1 win for their first ever win in Europe on Italian soil.
The Celtic fans hit the headlines for their protest and stand against Mussolini.
It was how it was described by BBC reporter Chris McLaughlin that caught the eye:
Brilliant isn’t it. Now I could go on and try and make other spurious comparisons about other historical figures in history that were responsible for horrific crimes against humanity but I wont.
Instead, I’ll leave you with the Celtic fans destroying McLaughlin in some brilliantly worded replies:
Former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo
— Hoidy (@Hoidy) October 30, 2019
Former artist and German wartime leader, Adolf Hitler.
— Kieran McLaughlin (@McMclaughlin16) October 30, 2019
He missed out “doting Grandad”…. 😎
— Mostly Hearts (@iain_mac) October 30, 2019
Former journalist, Chris McLaughlin
— T H E – S H A M R O C K ☘️ (@TheShamrock1888) October 30, 2019
Bringer of warmth, Satan.
— Darktanyin🏴🇪🇺🇮🇹 (@MarkBarry67) October 30, 2019
“Peter Sutcliffe, the former Yorkshire HGV driver…..” pic.twitter.com/XFhydrPIPZ
— Slimshady (@Slimshady1961) October 30, 2019
Former Lorry Driver Peter Suttcliffe
Former Doctor Harold Shipman
Former MP Cyril Smith
Former BBC man Jimmy Saville
Former Nurse Beverly Allitt
Former Civil Servant Dennis Neilson
Former Political Lobbyist Ted Bundy
Former Pop Star Gary Glitter
Former Painter Adolf Hitler
— JD1959 (@JoeDabernig) October 30, 2019
Former prime minister of Cambodia, Pol Pot.
— Vlad (@Vlad24671319) October 30, 2019
“…former-builder Fred West…”
— Scratch The Upsetter (@FaustGarbanzo67) October 30, 2019
Jor Fritzl, keen hide and seek player.
— boxocube (@Dont_Talk_Dance) October 30, 2019