Celtic Diary Wednesday March 28: Concentrating On The Real Issues

Celtic Diary Wednesday March 28: Concentrating On The Real Issues

School’s are out just now, and it appears things have changed a little since my day.  In order to keep their little tykes amused, back then at least, teachers would suggest little projects to while away the hours in those days of three tv channels and no internet.

Sure, we’d play football until it went dark, but it was difficult to get a good game going when everyone wore the same strip…

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These days, children have all sorts of options when it comes to amusement, and one of them, or a group of them, presumably feeling deeply unloved and neglected,has sent out a cry for attention

Some people are outraged, others are claiming its part of an anti catholic surge amongst the right wing in Scotland, and the cheeky little scamp who put it together will have found another way to amuse himself in front of his computer that won’t need him to clear his browser history in case his mother sees it.

Frankly, looking at the enthusiastic use of capital letters and the lack of punctuation, its probably not worth bothering with.

I’ve met a few people who consider it witty to shout “100 points ” if you run over an Asian, doubled if they have kids and trebled if there’s a pushchair involved.

As you can imagine, these people soon drop off one’s radar and find their level in life’s tropical fish tank somewhere down with the other bottom feeders, and as a result have to blame someone for that, as of course its not their fault, as they are white, protestant and have lived here all their life.

As they become fewer, they need to make more noise or else they will be ignored, and thats what we have in that leaflet.

A wee shout to make them feel all grown up and important.

Its really not worth reacting to, certainly not worth getting all excited about because by May 1 they’ll al be back at school and studying hard for their digging holes in the road and filling them in again diplomas.

As the noise from the dark side gets louder, our reaction should become less, and starve them of the oxygen of publicity. Its what they crave, and just as an addict should be refused heroin, or an alcoholic refused whisky, they should be refused attention.

They might be waving their arms about, but they’re not going to hit anything.


There are several other things that need our attention.

Like who will replace Scott Brown as Celtic midfield enforcer, after Stuart Armstrong was caught on camera shouting “not the hair, not the hair ”

Or organising this, as suggested by Tam Sellick on twitter..

Rangers fans are planning to wear orange at the semi-final. I think it’s a great idea. If Celtic fans in the north stand round to east stand F7 wear green and G1 round to the main stand divide wear white we will create a massive tricolour round Hampden.


There are plenty of other things that demand our attention, such as allegations that former Rangers players each received one thousand pounds to play in the legneds game at the weekend, which received so much press attention.

I’m sure their top men are on that particular story, as they would not wish to be associated with it if the accounts show it was all a waste of time…

Hah. Accounts, what am i talking about. As if they’ll ever publish anything that has numbers in it.

Like this, from Barcabhoy, which due to UEFA rules, means that “rangers ” should not have been given a UEFA licence last year, which in fairness does mean they are following yet another tradition that made the original club so lovable.