A few months back Hugh Keevins joined in on the onslaught against Celtic Fan media after a few card markings were given to Ange Postecoglou, who by now will have a better idea what that was all about. For example he’ll have noted that this incident in Scottish football is NOT a penalty in the eyes of Scottish referees when a certain team are playing…
Referee David Munro saw it clearly and delivered the expected decision, clearly climbing the promotion ladder. https://t.co/YJOtPvb7K5
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) August 22, 2021
But the refereeing decision-making hand shaking-process will no doubt be something we come back to in due course. Probably early next week. The even earlier warning to Ange was that the media – who had via the BBC already distorted his words – were NOT his friends. They had also already told him that that the support had mixed feelings and were divided about his appointment and he was told that the Celtic support was NOT split and would give him our complete 100% support. How has that panned out?
But it’s the media we want to focus on and their reaction yesterday to the racism row created on theRangers supporters bus heading on Sunday up to Dingwall that has shamed Scotland around the world. Hugh Keevins, writing in Sunday Mail, had a pop at the Celtic fan media in between sipping his soup. Yesterday on Clyde’s Superscoreboard he had probably the most shameful few minutes of a career, which in itself has been pretty embarrassing for the past few decades.
Things weren’t much better over on BBC Sportsound where former Rangers player Charlie Adam reckoned that the latest Rangers racist incident was worthy of comparison to non-racists songs like one about his sister’s under-garments.
No wonder supporters are turning to fan media in increasingly high numbers.
Darry Broadfoot's paid spin towards the lone gunman narrative is very predictable, question is who is paying for the spin.
— RhebelRhebel (@RhebelRhebel) August 24, 2021
And while we are on the subject, the statement yesterday from theRangers when they announced bans for the racist fans responsible failed entirely to show any empathy or human decency towards the innocent victim in all this, a young man who is in Scotland to play football, who deserves none of this and who has been racially abused by supporters on one of their registered supporters buses, given tickets by the Ibrox club. To say absolutely nothing about Kyogo or to him speaks volumes about them.
“Rangers can confirm that an investigation is now complete in regard to a video circulating on social media yesterday. The individuals involved have been identified and will be banned indefinitely from all Rangers games.
Furthermore, the RSC of which they were members and travelled with to the game, have been banned from receiving tickets for future fixtures.”
The Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou meanwhile was magnificent in his response. Absolutely magnificent.
💬 Ange Postecoglou: Our number one priority is to protect and support @Kyogo_Furuhashi.@CelticTV's exclusive interview with the Manager will be available in full to https://t.co/hiI9BAztU9 subscribers tomorrow. #OneClub 🍀 #NoToRacism
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 23, 2021
Fair play, was not expecting him to knock this off the top of the ‘Ridiculous Charlie Adam Sportsound Comments’ chart https://t.co/Qo2IeecXas
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) August 23, 2021
Keevins saying racism didn’t exist 60 years ago on Clyde, Charlie Adam making a complete tit of himself on the BBC.
Actually mental that it took fan media so long to become a thing.
— Graeme McKay (@gmakaay) August 23, 2021
Charlie Adam comparing yet another example of Rangers supporters racism to his sisters pants. Kirk Broadfoot, who served a 10 game ban for sectarian abuse, also given a platform on the show.
A huge part of the problem is how the media cover these incidents.
— Patsy Gallacher (@ABurningPride) August 23, 2021
Absolutely it was the right time. What was said about Kyogo was disgusting but I won’t accept my family members being abused they way it happened at Celtic park and yesterday’s match. I can take the abuse but I’ll stand by my family members not listening to it.
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) August 23, 2021
People still complain about Fan Media when the alternative is Charlie Adam and Hugh Keevins.
— P*** McQ**** 🇯🇵 (@Queenmachine88) August 23, 2021
Have to admit, I did NOT see the build up to the first derby game being dominated by Charlie Adam’s sister’s pants. Scottish football has some amount of plot twists.
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) August 23, 2021
In fact, I’m not going to hold back tonight.
Charlie Adam & Hugh Keevins’ opinions have been shambolic tonight. https://t.co/o9FDZjHw8b
— McGinlay 🎙 (@TheRyanMcGinlay) August 23, 2021
The Scottish media had a shocker yesterday, none more so than this. Racism is a huge problem, and there are people in lots of places trying to improve it, but to claim a) racism wasn’t an issue in the 60s in Scotland, or that b) we’ve solved it is disgraceful from @shinjukushug. https://t.co/BcwSUjK1lg
— Marc McArdle #古橋亨梧 🇯🇵 (@marcmcardle1) August 24, 2021
Hugh Keevins Brother is a priest at St Mungo’s chapel up next to the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow & he’s genuinely one of the best men you could ever wish to meet/speak with – when I heard Hugh’s latest rant tonight regards racism its unbelievable to think they are family.
— EastEndBhoy (@BhoysEE) August 23, 2021
Wow 🤦🏼♂️ Hugh Keevins has been on some sort of hallucinogenic 😂 taking out his backside!! https://t.co/n0wBYp86to
— Kristopher JR Cameron 🏴 (@itscammy89) August 24, 2021
If Charlie Adam & Hugh Keevins are representative of contributions of Scottish sporting media professionals it’s no wonder it engenders such a toxic culture. A backwater where racism is downplayed, deflected & often in case of anti-Irish racism accepted or completely ignored
— Good Guy Barry (@Goodguybarry) August 24, 2021
Hugh Keevins has no right in saying any of this at all @shinjukushug brilliant response from @gordonduncan7 “the fact that you weren’t born and i was here” why is it the older generation think its ok to say things, and because their older nobody should disagree with them 🤔🤷♂️ https://t.co/cPwMVGmx16
— JP 🏴🍀 (@JPbhoy2) August 24, 2021
I’m trying to work out who had a worse evening on the radio 📻, Charlie Adam or Hugh Keevins 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
— Ricky Wardrope (@ricky76wk) August 24, 2021
The mutants, charlie adam and hugh keevins all making a right arse of it in two days has been shocking but unsurprising and just shows the blatant blasé attitude in this country towards racism.
— Still Unrepenting (@ThomasK94810822) August 24, 2021