Opinion: The Rainbow armband should be proudly worn

The Rainbow armband should be proudly worn. If it offends you, you are the problem, argues Just an Ordinary Bhoy…

This weekend sees the highlighting of support for the LGBT community in football and the skippers of each top flight side will wear a rainbow armband in support of the cause. Callum McGregor will proudly wear the armband as will the other skippers of the other eleven clubs in the top fight, and rightly so.

And the SWPL1 sides will do the same with Kelly Clark wearing the rainbow armband over at Airdrie tomorrow afternoon for the visit of Spartans.

Discrimination has no place in sport or society as a whole and it’s important our biggest football clubs highlight just that. For some though it’s seen as something of an issue, and they can’t get their disturbed minds around such a showing of support.

We’ve seen some players refuse to wear the armband, (thankfully not in this country) and let’s not have this religious belief crap as the same players have no problem promoting gambling which their religion also denounces.

But more disappointingly I’ve seen some supporters criticise the support of the LGBT community. Yes that even includes some of our own supporters. For example I seen a few get upset over the adidas one love range the club recently launched.

Why? Apart from it being attractive sports wear it raises support of a community that are sadly persecuted in life, and we as a club are against such prejudice. Folk who love someone of the same sex are human beings, they are someone’s daughter, son, brother, cousin, auntie or uncle, mum or dad. They are as equally as important as anyone else in society.

It’s prejudice like this that stops sports personalities showing their true sexuality. They should feel comfortable to be themselves and not feel persecuted. It’s disgusting that they can’t. If you have a problem with an armband or an issue with someone’s sexuality then you I’m afraid are the problem. Wear that armband with pride this weekend Bhoys and Ghirls.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


    • Totally with you on this. Not interested in religious dogma dictating to me about who people should love. Live and let live. Hail Hail 🌈

      • Martin Blackshaw on

        It’s not just religious dogma you repudiate in your confusion between love and lust, it’s the natural moral law as well. People who abhor religious dogma are usually people with a bad conscience!

  1. Are you telling me that Celtic are taking part in a political action ??????
    Fuckin hypocrites.

    • Martin Blackshaw on


      They are puppets of Marxist manipulators and they don’t even realise it. Hell will freeze over before I push the LGBT agenda in any way, shape or form. I’m a Catholic who obeys the divine law and the moral teaching of the Church. God have mercy on them!

  2. Well, looks like I’m the problem, then, because I will never wear any rainbow insignia. I don’t have an issue with homosexuals – although I do experience lots of ambivalence – but I will
    NOT promote them.
    BTW, I have not seen much evidence of poppy wearing from you Irish lovers.

    • Martin Blackshaw on

      Raymond Duffy

      Quite right. They push a shameful agenda yet try to shame those of us who reject it as though we’re the problem. No, it’s the people who push this garbage who have serious problems, not least in their souls.

  3. The ‘minority’ these days is folk with Christian values, who get mocked & ridiculed. Why not promote them & Jesus. Ive nothing against gays but dont push it on me or others OK.

  4. Martin Blackshaw on

    If the Celtic team wear that armband, I will turn my back on Celtic forever as it will be a direct rejection of the moral law of God and the teaching of His Catholic Church.

    Here’s what St. Paul has to say in Romans 1: 24-28 “Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error…”

    They’re ramming this LGBT down our throats everywhere we go. Banks are pushing it, Scottish Gas is pushing, Supermarkets are pushing it, etc. Everywhere this agenda is being forced on people who are too dim or godless to understand what lies behind it. Shocking!

  5. Martin Blackshaw on

    I saw CalMac with the armband in the tunnel before the game and instantly turned off the TV. That’s the end of my support for Celtic, which is no longer remotely Catholic in spirit. Today’s public action was a statement of repudiation of God and the moral teaching of His Church.

    If Catholic Celtic supporters would only educate themselves in the faith, particularly the teachings of the Popes on the “Sensistivity training” Marxism utilises to adapt the unwary, especially incautious youth, to immoral living, they would be shocked to the core by what Celtic did today. It’s a club now given over to the enemies of God and I will never again support it. My Catholic Faith and soul mean too much to me to throw them away by supporting a team that now advocates for a godless organisation whose principal aim is to morally ruin children.