Tory Government back down on Scottish supporters bus plan

The Conservative Government’s controversial plans to target football supporters’ buses have been scrapped after an outpouring of criticism from Scottish football supporters.

The Senior Transport Commissioner sought public consultation on draconian measures for passengers travelling to games on supporters’ buses. The heavy handed guidelines have reportedly been binned after clubs, supporters and governing bodies alike poured scorn over the concept.


It is hoped that the Scottish game can finally use this feeling and implement some direction to the game to aid its growth and continued success. The National Team are nearing qualification for another major tournament whilst Celtic will take to the top stage in Europe this season. Fans are the lifeblood of the game, yet, they are often vilified and overlooked.

Now, in a statement, the government have backed down and said that the consultation would be brought to an end.

In March 2018, the Offensive Behaviour Act was repealed in the Scottish Parliament after six years of targeting football supporters. Yet another attack on fans appeared to be imminent with the suggestions for buses; however, these plans have been scrapped.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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