Scotland’s Shame: No nuns, priests or rosary beads? No comment!

DIDN’T see anything in the papers today about the sustained sectarian singing in Croatia last night. Instead other’s plenty of coverage about a banner that was going to be displayed by the home support which apparently said, ‘Your Not Rangers Anymore – Glasgow’s Green and White.’

So “Banner NOT displayed is a story” but “Rangers fans sign banned sectarian songs in Croatia” is not?

The journalists writing about the 1-0 win for Steven Gerrard’s side must have either been at the game or watched it on Premier TV. Many Celtic fans signed up for this service and although you can cancel it, you have to stay with it for a month – so last year we got to enjoy Pedro’s side’s non-Progres in Luxembourg.

Last night we got a chance to see Gerrard’s side in action – they were very poor although the goal was straight off the training ground and was impressive. Every coach in the Scottish premiership will have noted the move though.

We also heard the sectarian singing and wondered what the hacks would say about that this morning. Well the answer is nothing. Remember they were writing stories about the mess that was left last season by Celtic fans who gathered before the Champions League games – even though the local Police stated that they had removed all bins due to security reasons.

“Empty cans left on street” is a story but singing the banned B*lly Bhoys song and another one attacking The Pope, Nuns, Chapels, Rosary Beads and so on is not – despite a Catholic priest being allegedly assaulted outside a Chapel in Glasgow earlier this month.

An arrest has been made regarding this alleged incident.

We covered the sectarian singing last night on The Celtic Star – read HERE.

We also had a follow up feature, which was rather amusing, as the Croatian side attempted to explain the events that led to Rangers liquidation in 2012 and in doing so blamed it all on David Murray.

The responses were brilliant – grown men believing a fairy story about the holding company that owned the club went into liquidation, not the club – but that won all the trophies…read it HERE! Bet you smile..

Has anyone checked if Show Racism the Red Card has had anything to say today about these ‘so called’ Rangers bigots?

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