Peter Martin slaps down Sevco fan as he reveals the true extent of anti-Catholicism in journalism
The last couple of days certainly has been an eye opener for the football writers in Scotland.
Many football fans have held the long term view that it is an industry full of dinosaurs stuck in the dark ages and the recent events at the SFWA dinner certainly hasn’t helped change that.
This has also been a view held by Celtic fans in particular and on the PLZ Football show, Peter Martin revealed just how deep rooted anti Catholicism is in these after dinner events.
Speaking on his latest podcast, Martin was unhappy with comments from a *Rangers fan (surprise surprise) when he made this admission, “Matt i’m listening to you and I’m reading most of your ill informed comments, ‘How many of the PLZ cast sat and laughed at it I wonder‘.
“I will tell you right now we’re all at a table aghast by it all.
“So choose your words carefully ,Matt, before you post them on here because at the end of the day Roughy, if I had to walk out of every dinner where I’d been offended with anti-Catholic jokes I’d be getting in my car about eight o’clock most nights.”
So this has been going on for years and yet it took Eilidh Barbour from Sky Sports to walk out to call it out.
It does make you wonder though. Why is sexism and misogyny regarded as unacceptable (which is 100% correct) but anti Catholic jokes are not?
Because it does sound as though anti Catholic jokes are the norm at these events yet no one, absolutely no one, called it out?