Celtic Diary Tuesday May 2: Jings! Crivvens! It’s Sundays Past

At one time , the Sunday Post, the DC Thomson weekly had a place in the Guinness book of Records as the only paper to achieve near saturation of its target audience, the people of Scotland.

Arguably, its decline over the years has been in tandem with a policy of removing the word Scotland from that marketing tactic, and instead , concentrating on “the people ”

As, indeed , it could be argued , that all the papers in Scotland do.

On Sunday, they took a step beyond balanced reporting and perhaps, well, at least one of them, betrayed their outlook on life.

The Post had marketed itself as a family paper, including the famous cartoon section, featuring Oor Wullie, a seven or eight year old boy, who caused mischief by sitting on a bucket and pinching apples. Then a big copper would catch him, clip him around the ear, and he’d be grounded until the following week, when he’d sit on his bucket, pinch apples etc.

Judging by the stance taken in this piece, its a good job he isn’t black. The copper would have shot the poor kid, and the locals would have dragged his parents behind a horse before hanging them from the very apple trees that had started the palaver in the first place.

That last paragraph….

All thats missing are the words “boy “, “uppity ” and “picaninny ”

Thank the lord there were no white women around who had to see this unashamed display of singing and dancing.

It’s only fifty years or so since African American blacks , many of whom had fought against a totalitarian system that made Jews sit on different benches, whilst living in a society that operated in exaclty the same way towards them, were allowed to sit anywhere they wanted on a bus.

Or to eat in any restaurant they fancied, or indeed get a job in a profession they had studied for.

The Sunday Post , in its many “features”, such as the “As We See It ” editorial, hankers after the good old days, where you could leave your doors unlocked, where neighbours were there for each other, and when blacks, Irish and other immigrants knew their place.

This time, they’ve gone too far.

The intimation is that Scott Sinclair deserved to be taunted by the fellow in the crowd who made the monkey gestures.

Similarly, Neil Lennon would bring letter bombs, assaults-on and off the pitch-on himself as he, too , was “provocative”.

Innocent until proven Irish.

A phrase that is easily adapted to insert the word “black ”

 

Racism, sectarianism, sexism …they are all still features of our modern twenty first century society. More so in certain sections of Scottish society than the tartan clad “Wha’s Like Us ” brigade would have you believe.

There’s a reason why no one is “Like Us ” .

No one wants to be.

When the Sunday Post , and many others like it, show their true feelings from a position of influence, then it looks like we could wait another twenty one centuries before society finally realises we all live and breath the same air in exactly the same way and therefore should all be respected in the same way.

To us, thats just common sense.

Anyone who thinks differently has yet to master the art of thinking.

It’s one thing to encounter such ignorance on the street, or in a bar, but to come across it in a national newspaper which claims to have family values…

In 2017 , its simply unacceptable.

 

 

 

 

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Weered

Ralph… Great article…

Monti

Ralph…Absolutely fantastic article…

Ken like!

Monti

Weeredwhite&blue,
Davie Wilson wants to know if you’re on the Lambeg this season?

Weered

Monyi…uou broke it carrying all that bullshit and baggage in it

Davie Wilson

Ye can tell it’s a Monti quote by the sound of him gagging on his own flute

Daviebhoy

Only in Scotland
Keep up the good work Ralph HH

BJF

Ralph: ” innocent until proven Irish.” This sums up
the attitude to Neil Lennon. I remember In the discussions about the letter bombs sent to him there were included comments on the way he walks as if that justifies it. As Lennon points out in his autobiography a serious football injury damaged vertabrae in his back and he has to walk in a particular way, what excuse have Orangemen got for their meandering strut?

CarlJungleBhoy

Ralph – Has somebody forgotten to put the link to diary on Twitter?

D'Fhinnein Mick

RALPH

The whole situation could have been avoided if the referee had had the bottle to deny those uppity interlopers with their foreign colours and skins the penalty in the first place,or if the ungrateful immigrant had simply known his place,and missed.

No mention of the lack of security,professional or otherwise,at the moneypit?

The SFA usually exonerate offending clubs for the actions of their fans if they can ‘prove’ that all steps were taken to avoid trouble.

Zero tolerance doesn’t mean zero stewarding/policing.

Though Bryson will simply term it irregular or imperfect.

Great article,btw

mike

My Grandfather and his brother arrived in bonny Dundee at the beginning of the 20th century, like so many other Irish immigrants looking for work to feed their family’s.
No blacks, no Irish, no surrender, to them and their 1690 mentality. It is so very sad that in over 300 years that sort of mind set still exists. When a wee country like ours looks inwards instead of broadening its horizons and being progressive
then that say’s more about them, than it does us.
Knob of the week, to D.C. Thompson and its inbred mentality.

The Cha

Agreed.

Celtic should be contacting them to point out our Unacceptable Conduct policy and how this “blame the victim” article violates this.

We should invite them to issue a retraction and an apology otherwise they will be treated in exactly the same way as anyone else who displays this attitude.

Paul

This particular Newspaper had a non RC employment policy for many years in the halcyon days of its particular popularity, not sure about today, however with this article in print it does not hide its allegiances no matter the decade!

Paul; Your item in this article by Ralph reminds me of something going back a few years, I did some work on an extention to this couples house in the Leyton/ Walthamstow area of East London, the guys wife had been through Glasgow University, she told me her first job interview was with D.C. Thompson’s in bonny Dundee, her maiden name was Johnston and either at the beginning or the end of the interview the interviewer said to her “That’s a nice protestant name”. having been brought up in Yorkshire in an Irish Catholic family that came as quite a… Read more »

Monti

‘The Sunday post’ is changing the name of some of the nations favourite characters…

Oor Wullie is now Oor Billy
The Broons is now The Williams’s

Ken

Monti

Watched the highlights (again) of demolition derby from Saturday….Kenny Miller makes a total cunt of himself trying to get Broony into trouble with the ref.
Stupid, stupid Huns.

The Cha

If any auld yins remember the Big Yin from back in the 70s and his routines about the Sunday Post he should be our liasion guy with them!

Shame that the Dev Squad could only draw against Killie last night as a win would’ve meant a winner takes all shoot out against Hamilton on Thursday after their victory against Roscco.

jrw

Totally agree – a very telling observation about the abysmal standard of coverage in Scotland’s print media. In a ground where three of the four sides were full of Sevco fans, what is a player supposed to do when he scores at the Sevco end? Walk meekly to the other end of the ground to celebrate quietly? Neither Sinclair nor Griffiths made any offensive gestures to the hordes in the stands; and for the Post, or anyone else, to say that celebrating a goal with team mates justifies racist behaviour or an invasion of the pitch by some witless jerk… Read more »

celtsfan67

Outrageous “journalism”. Double fucking standards as usual. The lack of stewarding was dangerous.

Without doubt our players could have been hurt either by actual physical assault or missile throwing. Yet they have four stewards guarding the fucking goalposts after the match. Truly mind boggling.

Stupid stupid huns indeed.

Fuck them all.

celtsfan67

Need to mention the referee on Saturday. I thought he had a great game! It’s about time!

HH

D'Fhinnein Mick

Agreed,mate.

Do you think they’ve realised that they have a career,a future,to think about,while the object of their affections doesn’t?

Reality can be a harsh boot in the baws at times.

charlie

beaton looked as if he would have rather shit itself than geid that penalty ha ha did you see him and the linesmans wee faces he he fuckin priceless

Pensionerbhoy

celtsfan67, I had my suspicions given how many would-normally-have-been-different decisions. We have seen more blatant penalties not given. In another game I am certain both Broonie and Jozo would have been red carded, unjustly, of course, one being an accident and the other being the tackle of the century. These are just a couple of what I considered unusual decisions. After the astounding success of Broonies appeal and the guilt of the “honest mistakes” of late, do you think maybe someone had a quiet word with Beaton to be low key or am I just old and paranoid? H H

celtsfan67

Pb,

I too am old and paranoid! It’s a good way to be living in Glasgow (well, not old obviously!)

It was a refreshingly good display by the referee. Perhaps the gulf in class is such that these ‘honest mistakes’ aren’t going to make much difference in the grand scheme of things now. Best to actually referee properly??

We live in hope.

HH

Weered

monti…you rely on others so called wit for your banal jibes now…

Monti

Ok Billy

So Called Wit??Wits that Aw Aboot???;)))Must be an acronym for the WeUrniDeedSoWurno RootTootBand.

Weered

yawn

Brencelt

Well ssid Ralph.

I’m waiting for nil by mouth to wade into this issue.

Still waiting

charlie

ralph seen as you forgot the caption AGAIN i think we should have a man ae the match comp fae saturday ime gon for griff

charlie

the huns even stuck four security guys to mark the posts at the end so griff couldnae dae his thing he he like monti says stupid stupid huns

schoosh71

From the footage I’ve seen it looked like the steward just put the pitch invader BACK in the stand. There was no mention of him being up in front of a judge in the smsm. HH

charlie

scoosh a heard the polis took him for a swally ha ha

Monti

He probably is a Judge….

Probably A Judge fae Ra Ludge,Monti.See a Tim phoned Glasgow Airport to ask if Kenny Miller has landed,Yet??I thought that was a very Witty Thing To Do.But nae HunZzz will find one of there Globe Trotting Super Lager Stars nearly being Murdered funny.No doubts its going to be all over Crime Watch.Reconstruction The Full Monty.Big Jozo “The Terminator”LoL Imagine Kenny Millers Wifes Coupon seeing her Wife Getting Puntied Seems he crash Landed somewhere in Siberia.Jozo Ya Legend!!!!!!!

BondiBrian

He’s up in court Tuesday. Got lifted in the ground away fae cameras. According to some reports on hun sites.

Oztim67

Great result on Saturday, training day at Ibrokes, showed the huns how to play and how to be the best support in the world.

After some advice bhoys and ghirls, I am coming back for the SC Final and would like to know what my chances are at getting a ticket. And, if there is no chance of a ticket, what are the Etims gang upto that day as I’d love to catch up.

Yours in everything Celtic,

Regards, Oztim67 (Dave)

“They brought it on themselves” The phrase uttered by every bully\coward when trying to defend deplorable actions. A dying paper for a dying generation. We could ban them from Celtic Park for a start but theres more revenge to be had by making them attend and witness a club on such a rise compared to their beloved outdated institutions heading towards obvlivion. Sitting drumming fingers regards Saturdays aftermath actions from Celtic and SFA. The referee (fair dues) was actually physically involved in preventing the fan attacker getting to Scott Brown so that incident MUST have been in the Referee report.… Read more »

charlie

ime wae desi

Mike Annis

Sadly it shows that the anti Catholic/Irish mentality is still alive and unwell and supported
, encouraged at the Highest levels. While they attack the unseen fenian hand they are desperate to hold onto this illusion of power. They are dinosaurs and need constantly showing up for the Neanderthals they are.

Mike Annis

The fact there’s been no statement from Celtic is even sadder.

BondiBrian

Give it time mike. They canny just wade in and make comments like us on this site. There probably hasn’t even been a ref report put in yet, let alone police report.

Weered

Desi………. Venceremos

mike

A dying generation? that generation has been with us for hundreds of years, you only have to witness the funny marchers and their weans to see that this will continue to happen until the political powers grow a set of balls to stamp it out. Why should Celtic have to do anything about it, this is a Country wide issue, its hardly the clubs fault if the powers that be, do fuck all about it. One assumes that they have t.v. can they not see it? or do they just cross their fingers like all previous Governments have done and… Read more »

charlie

ok well stick bubbly he he

The Powers at be at the SFA you mean? So Celtic shouldn’t ask the SFA what you gonna do about this? As for Governmenst and generations dying out…its a marathon, not a sprint. There is no immediate fix to this, never has been. Its a long process and its being replicated all over the world in different forms or other. If you don’t see any imporovement in Scotland over the last 20-30 years in respect to equality then you live in a different Scotland than I do. I don’t judge my nation on a game of fitbaw. What would you… Read more »

Rob O'Keeffe

Desi,you’ll be glad to hear the “follower” has received swift justice and was charged with several offences to which he pled guilty.A serial offender to boot…check out Glasgow Live for details and it’ll cheer you up.HH

charlie

why would desi be glad to hear it

Rob O'Keeffe

Charlie,simply because Desi wondered what he could be charged with and would the govt. do anything about guys like him?So,good for them,justice was duly delivered,swiftly,a warning to others?

Weered

Mike.. the pillar on which they stand on is what is now Sevco.
Remove the pillar and the they ALL FALL DOWN

Weered lets meet at the pillar
https://youtu.be/IbeIR-9akv8

Weered

Jimmybee…Will you bring a flaming torch or should I…just to warm the place up a bit

CarlJungleBhoy

BTW. I doubt if Sinclair gave any real thought to where he was running when he scored – He was just celebrating FFS!. He automatically ran towards a corner (at CP that’s where the GB would be ) then turned along the touchline towards the half-way line. Setting aside the utterly contemptible attempts to deflect attention & lay blame on Celtic players, the lame argument that he was deliberately “inciting” or antagonising Huns, doesn’t even stand up to scrutiny.

Exactly m8, we scored up their end,what did they want him to do, run all the way back up to the Celtic end ffs, what a joke but dangerous article.

Pensionerbhoy

CJB

By the way, that’s an anagram of a well known digger πŸ™‚

Could not agree more. It was the obvious place to run. Are they really suggesting he turn and run the full length of the pitch to the Celtic supporters? Aye right! and end up with a yellow card. What ant-hill do these knobs bury their heads cause they seem to come out covered in stings.

Any updates on the Amsterdam issues?

H H

Pensionerbhoy

another one Ralph. I politely replied to CJB and its been flushed down the cludgy!!!!! πŸ™‚

H H

Jack the rack

Brilliant stuff Ralph but ….

… who cares what the Sunday Post thinks?

Have you seen their circulation figures recently?

This title will cease to exist in less than a decade.

Sit back and enjoy watching our enemies making a mess of it.

mike

Weered in the late sixties I went for a job, with the Distillers Co. the interview went well until I was asked “what school did you go to” that was the only job that I applied for that I never got. This shit is still around not only at Ipox, it is there hidden in the background and comes out like those D C Thomson pricks, it needs to be tackled FULL ON.

Weered

Mike… I understand that entirely and the mentality behind it.

An older family member , now passed, was looking for a job and the same thing happened. He decided to try for a job as a UTA bus driver but instead of his forename of Patrick he used the name Howard… and got the job πŸ™‚

UTA = Ulster Transport Authority

celtsfan67

Agree Desi,

Very much hoping for some comment from Celtic today regarding the ‘security’ at Ibrox.

Celtic125

Again, where the f**k is the Board?

Morto

“This is not the club you think it is….”

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kevlar

pmsl good old jedi mind trick. i knew he was special, but not the special 1 πŸ˜€

celtsfan67

Findlay “we have all sorts of documents that people thought would never see the light of day”

And so it begins

mike

If you are waiting for a statement from the Celtic Board, you will have a long wait, they do there business away from the spotlight, if they do it at all. The game at Ipox was down to the huns, to the hun stewards and to police Scotland to ensure and look after players and fan safety. Strict liability was rejected by 75% of the SPL probably because ALL clubs thought that it would cost them money, money out of a very limited pot. If you look up strict liability in Scotland, you will see pictures of Celtic supporters, being… Read more »

Monti

THEIR πŸ™‚

mike

One day I will get that right, I am constantly being pulled up for it by Mrs. Mike. I am so glad that you are taing over her mantle. (any chance of a ride)? πŸ˜‰

Monti

I would say every chance πŸ™‚

mike

Check your diary and I will check mine, wear something black and flimsy, wwhhhooooaaaar. πŸ˜‰

charlie

twos up

mike

Mother Brown ile shag ye fur haulf a crown. πŸ˜‰

The MSP trying to bring in Strict Liability is as big a Celtic fan as you and I.

Monti

PISH! πŸ™‚

BroxburnBhoy

Maybe all businesses should have strict liability for all of their customers and how they behave? That would be interesting

Pensionerbhoy

Become a cowboy or a sheepman, mike, and you can use “thar” πŸ™‚ By the way, you can put every penny you have on Celtic being hammered by SFA for the flares. I wish they’d start wearing drainpipes and stop getting us into trouble. Seriously, something needs to be done about these idiots. For me, the consequences could be even more serious than an idiot running on the pitch – especially to take on Broonie “When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?” When Broonie’s elbow gees them wan :). Ask Miller the cry baby. H H

mike

Pensionerbhoy, their is a lotta people who think that I am a cowbhoy, I am defo. a sheepman, so “thar” ye go pard.
Hope you are good pard, hope this east coast wind dissipates and we can get some heat soon. Look after yersell and see that you are changing your politics and becoming a Trotskyite. πŸ˜‰

Pensionerbhoy

mike,

Agree with that there pesky ol’ wind problem, pard. It’s a blowin from the East down by the sea and a flootin’ up ma trouser legs and makin’ ma spurs jingle and jangle. A’m jest hopin’ it don’t get too cold as I would hat anything to turn blue.

As for my left wing views, well I thought since I was born left fitted, I should get the rest of me in sinc πŸ™‚
One for all and all for one and a’ that.

H H

The lack of stewarding policing around the rangers fans must be of great concern to the Celtic board. The so called media should be highlighting this fact but won’t. The reporter from the post seriously? Give up your job m8. Andy Walker your a disgrace,how you could call that a foul never mind wanting Jozo booked is a fuckin joke. It’s a tackle,made for our shirt. Its what gets the fans going and your team mates around you an extra yard when they run and grow a foot taller when they jump. The fans respond to you,the singing gets louder,it… Read more »

mike

Jozo to Noocastle,
Armstrong to Crystal Palace,
Dembelle to Juventus.

The list of shite goes on and on and on, I feel THEIR pain.

mike

It shows how low down the Celtic supporters expectations are, when one referee, plays by the rules and has a good game. Yes he did have a good game and I agree Jimmy that he should be awarded the Cup Final.

mike

Lloyds Bank confirms that The Murray Group owed them hundreds and hundreds of millions of pounds.
This Sunday the Sunday Times will publish its 1000 th richest people in G.B. Sir David Murray, will be confirmed as the 738th richest man, with assets in the region of Β£120 million pounds.
That is capitalism in a nut shell.
Do ya think that he will take over the “Rangers”, not a chance.

Weered

Mike… He’s a bad bet for any speculator

Weered

THEIR sevco is soon to be burning
down THERE in hell…
the huns, THEY’RE seething with rage

Pensionerbhoy

Wow, Ralph, What a truly fine piece of writing and what an uncompromising potrayal of an embarrassing subject that the media would prefer remained hidden. Reading it, I felt myself going slightly red as I remembered the names and phrases we used in my young days when referring to people from other countries. It also reminded me of the condescending attitude of even Catholics to Africans with our β€œblack baby” money. There is no doubt this was born of sheer unadulterated ignorance and an unenlightened attitude even though it stemmed from what were intrinsically sincere charitable intentions. But, looking back,… Read more »

mike

Wonderful post Pensionerbhoy, well worth the wait.

charlie

pb i drunkenly called a chinese guy a chinky wan time up in partick but ime glad to say i learnt ma lesson the wee fucker was shit hot at kung fu ha ha

Frank McGaaaarvey

Bravo PB great post.

Pensionerbhoy

Haw Ralph! here was me heaping praise on you today and my comment has gone, gone, gone into some burning ring of fire!!

H H

mike

Ring of fire, hmmmm speak to Monti!!!. πŸ˜‰

Pensionerbhoy

mike,

I’ve had one round my lower orifice all day. I did not think I had the running in me at my age but with nature calling irregularly at the moment, I am on the verge of some world records. Thankfully I am wearing brown trousers – as well as my incontinent breeks πŸ™‚ Actually it is not very funny!!!

H H

Monti

Pensionerbhoy,
Try some Chicken Pakora, spicy onions and spicy sauce….that’ll ease your Weered!

Pensionerbhoy

Monti,

Tried it but they haven’t plugged the leak. My night nurse has given me some milk of magnesia so I will probably need a hammer and chisel tomorrow.

H H

Pensionerbhoy

Monti,

The moderator has definitely got it in for me today. Another reply frazzled. Do you think he doth protest?

H H

mike

oh dear, deary deary me. First the mutton and noo the jeff. πŸ˜‰

Monti

Mike,
I can smell burning rubber…..oh wait, it’s ok, just wee redwhite&blue trying to work out where the laces are on his slip ons πŸ™‚

Weered

Mike…words of wisdom… πŸ™‚

Monti

Aye, Norman Wisdom…….

Weered

Mr Grimsdale…..

Monti

A Tailored response…..

Weered

Not from Montague Burtons though…

Putting the Derry at Scott Snclairs Feet For CelebratingvScoring a penalty and celebrating (Sevco) End!!!What planet are These Cretins From,FFS how dare he score and celebrate.The best thing to do is keep winnng and Showing This Shower Up.One Rule for the Vermin and another for Us.Big Jozo showed them what he thinks of there Main Man.Jozo got the Ball.Fair and Square,But Fair and Square isnt n there Mentality.A Hun at my kids football training last night says the referee was all for Celtic.lolol.The Referee was Spot On,More or Less Whole Game.

Monti

Tioc,
Spot on m8!

Hows You,Monti

Monti

Fine and well my friend…..you?

alls Well Here m8.just feeding my Ghirls

Weered

Mike…the banks dropped rankers like a hot potato…sorry we’re back to Montis arse again

Monti

What’s my Maris Piper got to do with you, Terry?

Weered

Wee spuds

Weered

Maris Piper…fab potato…first bred in north of Ireland… now the world loves them…

celtsfan67

Good stuff from Phil from Donegal again today!

‘Rangers’ having to pay Millers signing on fee in installments!!! Fucking hilarious.

Truly shitting myself for next season though, with that level of investment, we really are in for a hard fight…..ahem.

COYBIG

Weered

celtsfan67… That is truly funny… Any paper rounds that Miller can do to tide him over?

mike

Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jew,

we turn our back’s on the men in blue,

You know it’s right, so its gotta be true,

Celtic are the club, for you and you and you.

celtsfan67

The trial is getting very interesting indeed!

GGAW

mike

What’s it all about Ralphy,
without true love we just exist,
what’s it all about, when you curse and shout, Ralphy,
are we more than a club, Ralphy. πŸ˜‰

Weered

Mike…did Cilla Black not sing that song????

mike

Yes she did Weered, she sang it loud and proud. its my singalong sing song to Ralph, he hates it. πŸ˜‰

The Cha

Simples.

Either we agree not to score at their end or the Huns end is empty.

Works for me.

Monti

Just had a guy chap the door a minute ago,- ” Hi there sir, afternoon. What it is is we are collecting for our armed forces personnel returning from conflict, most people pay in Β£3 per month, when we start collecting in June can we count on your support “?

NO :/

” have a good day sir ”

πŸ™‚

SteveNaive

There was an old saying, cant remember who
‘Scotland will never be free until the last minister is strangled with the last copy of the Sunday Post’

tom o'neill

Think it may have been a guy called Nairn

BroxburnBhoy

It was Diderot during the French Revolution who said that we cannot rest until the last King has been strangled using the entrails of the last priest and I see your point

charlie

a remember saying the same thing aboot parkin wardens

BroxburnBhoy
richie meiklejohn

they are not stewards they call them match day volunteers

charlie

you are kiddin us on

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