Steve Clarke calls out the Ibrox Racist Bigots, now we must clean up our own songbook

STEVE CLARKE called out the Ibrox bigots last night accusing them of living in the dark ages.

His side lost a Scottish Cup replay that they were never going to win, due to the same mindset. We’ll look at that separately.

The Ibrox bigots targeted Clarke because they know him to be a Roman Catholic. He was actually offered the Rangers job last year – an opportunity he declined – and he last night admitted that he sought assurances from the Rangers board that their sectarian problem would not be a factor if he accepted the job.

Clarke was unconvinced and declined their offer – last night he admitted that this was the correct decision. The Killie boss is this morning being subjected to further sectarian abuse on their forums – the basis being that he did not stick up sufficiently for Kris Boyd on Sunday when he was subjected to what is commonly regarded as sectarian abuse from The Celtic support. The argument that being an Orangeman is accurate therefore not an insult is disingenuous – we all know that it is meant to be abusive and it is always going to be regarded as sectarian.

No more Cheer Up Stevie G, Craig Levein etc – a particularly nasty and sectarian chant that was brought into Scottish football by the Ibrox bigots to abuse Tommy Burns.

It is time to end these sectarian chants among our support. Please. Forever.

Isolate them – let them stew in their own bile, bigotry and sense of entitlement. Let them choke on the bitter taste of defeat as we strive forward towards and beyond the Ten.

We said the other day that with Neil Lennon out of the way in Scottish football, Clarke is next in line to become the next target for these morons. James Forrest on The Celtic Blog has taken this point further and his latest is well worth a read.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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