The Green Brigade’s banner against the Crown on Wednesday night in Warsaw which was displayed throughout the Champions League match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic has received widespread criticism from the Daily Mail, the rest of the British mainstream media and that state propaganda machine that calls itself the BBC.
Yesterday they also gleefully reported that UEFA are set to fine Celtic in relation to this banner, no surprise there a as a swear word was used. The Celtic fans previously displayed a banner that used the same bad word ahead of UEFA and a fine was subsequelty issued to Celtic for the use of that offensive word.
The latest UEFA disciplinary update states:
“Please be informed that proceedings have been opened against Celtic FC regarding a banner displayed during their Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk played on September 14 in Warsaw. The UEFA disciplinary bodies will decide on the matter in due course.”
If any of those BBC or Daily Mail journalists interviewed the Green Brigade on their reasons for displaying such a banner around a week after the death of Queen Elizabeth II then the Celtic ultras group might have told them that:
“You can’t expect the oppressed to mourn the oppressor”.
They didn’t of course but those very words have been spoken this week and the point made very forcefully by this South African host of a late night TV show, who rather amusingly has his eyes on the stolen South African diamond that sits on top of the English Crown!
“You can’t expect the oppressed to mourn the oppressor” is perhaps the line of the week, but you won’t hear it on the BBC or in the Daily Mail.
It is however an explanation for the banner being displayed in Warsaw and would make a brilliant banner on Sunday at St Mirren rather than the Warsaw one getting used again.
Watch the “You can’t expect the oppressed to mourn the oppressor” point being made on South African television…
In many parts of the world, especially Africa, the reaction to the Queen’s death is a little different pic.twitter.com/97qiS9zO1v
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 15, 2022