The Ibrox support covers all forms of bigotry so at least they can be accused of being a bigot towards bigots.
They really are an incredible set of ‘supporters’ but to be fair to them, with this latest comment on Rangers Radio, they have now covered all bases with this antisemitic comment that was broadcast on the show:
No apology. Not even any acknowledgement of what the caller said.
Just a quick, carry on to try and brush it under the carpet.
A truly pathetic radio show. It’s time it was shut down.
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As Rangers fans shamed themselves again last August with their anti Irish/Catholic singing, nine arrests were made in what looked like the Police at least trying to do something about this cancer in our game.
Now, yes, I know nine arrests isn’t a lot, but if they all got prosecuted and punished it would serve as a deterrent for the Ibrox supporters right?
Out of nine arrests, this happened:
How do you even begin to dissect that? And how can Anthony finish his last tweet with #HateWontWin when clearly, it has.
The lack of punishment for this has just given those with a bigoted agenda to just carry on as normal.
And these Celtic fans were not happy:
Police Scotland showing how and why a section of our society can act with impunity.
So the furore over the walk out in the SFWA Player of the Year award had more to it than first thought.
It is alleged that Bill Copeland told racist and misogynistic jokes at the awards ceremony and the attempt at humour was so bad, respected Sly Sports presenter Eilidh Barbour walked out of the bash with her party at her table.
It is also alleged that a second party walked out also but it’s yet to be confirmed who it was.
But as the day progressed more allegations have arisen as it also has been claimed that Copeland aimed racist jokes towards Celtics Japanese players.
And when pressed at what was said, the twitter user said:
I mean, is this really where we are at? In 2022?
It’s bad enough that Kyogo had to deal with mindless morons spouting that disgraceful, racist line now we seem to have paid professionals making jokes at the expense of the Celtic players?
An absolute disgrace and these Hoops fans were far from happy:
Just in case anyone was wondering, Copeland’s football allegiances are well known. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work it out.
I was only 10 years old the season Mark Walters signed for Rangers back in 1987 but I do remember the time banana’s were thrown on the pitch at Celtic Park at the former Rangers winger.
At the time, I didn’t quite understand why it was done but I do remember why it was if that makes sense?
What I mean is I knew they were thrown at him as a reference to him being black but I could not quite grasp why people thought it was ok to do so.
However, even at that time, it did prove that racism was alive and well in Scotland.
It always was, and still is, to be honest but it was disguised under the cloak of sectarianism as it did seem more comfortable to most people, especially in the media, to dress it up this way as it meant we didn’t have to face our own societal issues at that time.
The media went to great lengths to avoid talking about the issue of anti catholic singing to such an extent that they never showed this footage of Rangers players singing The Billy Boys and f*ck the Pope after a title winning league match in a dressing room “celebration” as shown in the video below,
And from memory, that is how the treatment of Mark Walters was dealt with by the same media. I don’t ever remember the same outcry as there would be now. I don’t remember front page headlines condemning the abuse Walters received. Although if I am wrong, I am sure many will correct, and please do.
Thankfully, most of Scottish society has moved on from those dark days and are more open to racist condemnation, especially as it has raised it’s ugly head on more than one occasion in the last twelve months.
Mark Walters opened up today to relive his experiences in England and Scotland but did speak about the abuse he was on the end of at Celtic Park and Tynecastle in the early days on his Rangers career, “Believe it or not just last month I watched a recording of my debut at Parkhead for the very first time.
“It was only then that I realised why the half-time break seemed to go on forever.
“At the time we were in the dressing room and I was thinking to myself, ‘What’s taking so long?’.
“But when I watched it back I realised it was because they were still clearing up all the bananas and stuff from the pitch.
“They were trying to protect me but it’s unbelievable when you look back at that now.
“Yes, it does hurt. I also watched the game at Hearts for the first time, which was just a week later. I remember someone threw something at me and I flinched because I thought it may hit me.
“But it was only when I watched it a month or so ago that I could see it was a boy of about eight or nine years of age who threw it. You could see a bunch of adults behind him all laughing and joking like, ‘Well done son!’.
“I just assumed at the time it was these adults who were throwing stuff. But to see it was actually a child? I mean, what chance did that young lad have if he was brought up to believe that was normal behaviour?
“That game at Tynecastle actually felt even more intimidating than my debut at Celtic but probably because the crowd was a lot closer to the pitch.
“But the stuff that was thrown at me at Parkhead was even more dangerous. I remember I saw a dart sticking out of the grass and a pig’s foot flying past my head.
“Looking back now I can’t believe I didn’t show the ref. But I just carried on because I was just so focused on my game.”
A shocking but familiar account of Walters’ experiences in Scotland over 30 years ago now.
Racism is not welcome in Scottish society. End of. Lets call it all racism. Not sectarianism or ‘anti’ anything. You can’t be anti black just as much as anti Irish. It’s racism.
Lets address it all under the same banner because then and only then, can all of the footballing community pull together to rid this cancer not only from football but from Scottish society.
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It was a big week this week in Scottish football. The big build up to the Glasgow Derby was overshadowed by last weeks shameful racist abuse of Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi by Rangers fans on a supporters bus.
The media were all over it, and quite rightly so, as everyone condemned the actions of these mindless idiots and, especially after the Glen Kamara incident last season, it seemed like the whole of the country, including the media, were starting to pull in the same direction to tackle this disease in our society.
But sadly, after todays 1-0 loss to our Glasgow rivals, a video emerged of a herd of *Rangers fans marching through the town centre chanting anti Irish racist songs, with a police escort and not one person reported on it.
Well, strictly speaking, Michael Stewart tweeted about it to his 100k followers but I am yet to see any media outlet cover a clear cut story about more racist abuse from the blue half of Glasgow.
And what the hell are the police doing not arresting people for it?
And there is a depressing side to this story as well.
Clyde 1 journalist Alison Conroy did tweet about it and condemned the Rangers fans for the abuse shouted from the stands and called them out for their “bile”.
And then, inexplicably, then seemed to tar all fans from every club when there was only one set of fans at the game she was reporting on subjecting players to the “bile”.
Seriously? What chance do we have of eradicating this issue when the media fail to cover it properly and when they shine the spotlight directly to where the issue lies, then retract it almost immediately?
We will never be rid of this problem in Scotland if the media don’t take every single count of racism seriously.